UPS had forecast December 22 to be its busiest day in the holiday season, with 34 million packages. Though the on-time delivery rates for that day are not yet available, given UPS's performance during Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, it is likely that on-time rates will have been higher than last year. Show More Summary
Amazon just published its annual post-Christmas press release. These are always packed with interesting nuggets. Here are a few things that popped out: On Cyber Monday, Amazon customers ordered more than 18 toys per second – and that's just from mobile. Show More Summary
Amazon is known for having the best prices around on plenty of items all year long, so when the massive online retailer holds a sale, it’s definitely worth checking out. Amazon’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Cyber Week sales were packed...Show More Summary
Holiday shopping has changed. More and more, we’re turning to the internet for shopping. Let’s be honest, while there were a few special deals the Monday after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday is now pretty much the entire two months of November and December, with tons of deals to take advantage of to make everyone happy. Show More Summary
Black Friday has come and gone, and Cyber Monday feels like a distant memory. The busiest shopping season of the year is finally behind us, but does that mean the best sale prices of the season are a thing of the past as well? Well guess what — if you thought big sales were over and done just because Christmas is almost here, think again. Show More Summary
It's been a hot year for Facebook — the company bought the virtual reality company Oculus and the messaging app WhatsApp for a combined $24 billion, and Instagram, which it bought for $1 billion in 2012, is now valued at $35 billion....Show More Summary
The United States urged North Korea on Monday to admit it ordered a cyberattack on the Hollywood studio Sony Pictures and to pay for the damage it had caused. “If they want to help here they could admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages that they caused,” deputy...
China, North Korea's lone major ally, said Monday it condemns any form of cyber attack, but agreed with the North Korean government that there's no evidence to prove Pyongyang's involvement in the hacking of Sony Pictures, which has led the company to cancel the planned release of the film, "The Interview."
You probably heard retailers began their holiday season with record-setting sales during “Cyber Week” – the shopping period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. Real-time data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark shows online sales grew 8.5% since 2013. Show More Summary
When I picked up my box of 2014 Stadium Club baseball from DA Card World on Cyber Monday, I threw a couple of other heavily discounted boxes into the order as well. One of those was 1995-96 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey: I've always loved this set. Show More Summary
There was no shortage of Xbox One deals over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, but if you missed out, Target's circled back with a new deal that's just as good. Read more...
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Thursday, December 18, is Free Shipping Day, when more than 1,000 retailers are offering free shipping on all orders—and sometimes an extra 50% off on top of that.
Apple’s World AIDS week campaign has earned a big donation for Bono’s Product RED charity this month. The holiday project RED promotions that ran during two of the busiest shopping days of the year – Black Friday until Cyber Monday … Read more ›
It looks like Apple's Product Red initiative turned out to be a major success. In total, the tech juggernaut raised more than $20 million for AIDS research through donations from portions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday proceeds, as well as partnerships with (RED)-branded apps. Show More Summary
Are you regretting not taking advantage of those great Cyber Monday sales? No need to fret because Shopbop has your lazy butt covered! Instead of trekking out in the cold to crowded stores filled with frantic, last-minute shoppers, curl up on the couch and check out Shopbop for additional 20% discounts off already marked-down items. Show More Summary
In a year that saw somewhat muted in-store sales, it was online purchases – particularly online purchases made from mobile devices – that helped salvage the Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping weekend for retailers.
My Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend haul from COMC arrived yesterday. With about 75 cards shipped, plus well over 100 that I still haven't gotten to from the shipment before that, I'll be posting the goods for many months to come. For today though, time for only a single card... Show More Summary
With Christmas less than two weeks away and Hanukkah set to begin even sooner, it is officially crunch time for people who haven’t yet finished their holiday shopping this year. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just too crazy for some people, and it’s understandable if you didn’t want to deal with the pressure. Show More Summary
Last year on the eve of Cyber Monday, Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the company’s plan to develop drones that would deliver packages to a customer’s doorstep. News of these drones spread quickly, and as a result Amazon broke its Cyber Monday record with a figure of about 426 items ordered per second. Show More Summary