Author Mike Duff
Jetblack held a press reception on November 13 and conducted a public event the next day, all to help spread the word about its new shopping service, one that combines e-commerce and customized concierge-style attention, with texting the key communications link between shoppers and the business.
The Home Depot exceeded Wall Street expectations in a third quarter when net earnings were $2.87 billion, or $2.51 per diluted share, versus $2.17 billion, or $1.84 per diluted share, in the year-previous quarter.
In its own take on the holiday, eBay is launching Better than Black Friday deals, giving shoppers early access to discounts by matching or beating competitor Black Friday circular deals ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend.
In a look at the marketplace through the year, eBay has unveiled its 2018 Shopping Report, taking an in-depth look at critical launches, anniversaries and collaborations that arose over the year.
Overstock.com pursued more robust marketing initiatives in the third quarter ended September 30 and, partially because of those efforts, posted a net loss of $47.9 million, or $1.55 per diluted share, versus $786,000, or three cents per diluted share, in the year-earlier period.
As consumers hit the stores and e-commerce outlets during the upcoming holiday season, one in three shoppers is expected to purchase products for the home, according to The NPD Group’s 2018 Holiday Purchase Intentions survey.
In an example of never say die attitude, and at least some supplier largesse, Sears Holding has announced its holiday doorbuster deals for its Sears and Kmart stores.
According to Adobe Digital Insights, United States online holiday spending looks to increase 14.8% year-over-year to $124.1 billion.