Holiday Shopping

SpendingPulse 2009 Holiday Wrap-Up Report
MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse, a macro-economic report tracking national retail and service sales, today provided summary results for the holiday shopping season.

5 Questions on Holiday Spending: Citigroup’s Liza Landsman
For this year’s Briefing Room on Holiday Shopping, asked Liza Landsman, Managing Director of North America Consumer Internet & Mobile at Citigroup, to offer her holiday shopping predections.

5 Questions on Holiday Spending: CashStar’s David Stone
For this year’s Briefing Room on Holiday Shopping, asked CashStar’s Founder and CEO, David Stone, to offer his holiday shopping predections and to share what’s next for CashStar.

CashStar Shares Five Tips for Maximizing Holiday Online Gift Card Sales
Leading e-Gifting and incentives provider offers expert advice to help retailers drive sales during the holidays and beyond.


5 Questions on Holiday Spending: eBillme’s Samer Forzley
eBillme’s Vice President of Marketing, Samer Forzley, to offer his holiday shopping predections and to share what’s next for eBillme.

If the Cyber Monday Pitch Works Once, Why Not Try It Twice?
That’s what several online retailers did yesterday, marketing another day of sales like those they offered on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Cyber Monday Sets Single-Day Email Record for 2009
An especially heavy volume of retailer emails on “Cyber Monday,” November 30, 2009, drove a 3% week-over-week increase in overall retailer email activity last week, according to Chad White, research director at Responsys and author of the Retail Email Blog.

It’s a Mobile and Social Holiday Season 
2009 has been a breakthrough year for mobile commerce, and new research suggests the year will go out with a bang.

Mobile Commerce Was Hopping Thanksgiving Weekend 
PayPal mobile payments skyrocketed 732% year over year on Monday, and they jumped 190% over a typical Monday, PayPal reports.

Big Retailers Take Market Share as Online Sales Grow During the Holidays
Online holiday sales growth is holding up, but it’s the largest retailers that are enjoying most of the gains, reports web measurement firm comScore Inc.

Podcast: SpendingPulse 2009 Holiday Preseason Update
MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse, a macro- economic report tracking national retail and service sales, provided summary results for the first half of the month, through November 14, 2009.

Online Retailers to Emphasize Free Shipping, Social Media this Holiday Season
The economy is not only impacting shoppers, it’s affecting online retailers, too. According to results of’s eHoliday Study, conducted by BIGresearch, shoppers will see changes in retail marketing and promotions this holiday season in response to economic uncertainty.

Survey Reveals Consumer Spending to Be Flat This Holiday Season – But More Online
Burst Media, (, a leading provider of advertising representation, services and technology to independent Web Publishers, today released the results of a survey focused on consumer’s 2009 holiday spending outlook. Predicts Better-than-Expected Retail Holiday Season
Ebates, the pioneer and leader in online cash back shopping, today released its September 2009 online retail results showing that sales through grew 67% in September 2009 versus the same period last year.

This Holiday Season, Gift Cards – Not Cash – Is King
Even after a year of recession, for some consumers ‘tis the season for a rise in spending. A new survey from American Express reports that 10 percent of consumers actually intend to open their wallets

Billeo’s Offer Assistant Saves Shoppers $500 on the Hottest Holiday Gifts of 2009
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, ( – the provider of a suite of Online Assistants that save people time and money in all types of online transactions, from shopping to bill pay