online shopping

Consumers Prefer In-Store Shopping

Ninety percent of consumers prefer shopping in brick and mortars and more than half of online retail sales are captured by brick and mortars, according to the "Omnichannel Shopping Preferences Study" by A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm.

Amazon Introduces the Luxury Beauty Store

Amazon Introduces the Luxury Beauty Store

Amazon has launched the Luxury Beauty Store, its introduction to high-end beauty retailing. The online beauty store hosts thousands of products across makeup, skin care, hair care, men’s grooming and fragrance from high-end brands, including NARS, Dr. Brandt, Jack Black and Deborah Lippmann.

How Consumers Plan to Pamper Mom This Mother’s Day

How Consumers Plan to Pamper Mom This Mother’s Day

May 12, Mother's Day, is almost here! Consumers will spend an average of $168.94 on mom this year, up 11% from last year’s $152.52, and total holiday spending is expected to reach $20.7 billion. That's according to the National Retail Federation's Mother’s Day spending survey conducted by BIGinsight.

OpenSky Launches Open Social Marketplace for Small Merchants

OpenSky Launches Open Social Marketplace for Small Merchants

Social-network shopping site OpenSky.com has just debuted an open social marketplace. The site provides small merchants with the opportunity to manage their own stores within OpenSky’s network of nearly 3 million members who connect to their friends to discover, buy and share unique products.

Better Late Than Never

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A full 41% of the 13,472 online shopping consumers polled from Nov. 17 to Nov. 30 in the fourth annual winter holiday survey from PriceGrabber plan to shop between Dec. 21 and Dec. 24 for gifts.