This holiday season, Walmart has added new features to make online shopping easier for gift givers, the company announced, including new categories in the Gift Finder tool, new ways to inform customers which items can be sent as a gift and a new eGift Card feature in the Walmart app.
According to a Placer.ai whitepaper report, the 2020 holiday shopping season kicked into high gear long before the leaves changed colors, with consumer concerns over unemployment and uncertainty about meeting-up with friends and families to exchange holiday gifts prompting consideration of new ways to celebrate, not to mention Amazon’s shift of Prime Day.
In a customer study, Meijer found that 60% of shoppers plan to spend the same money on food and gifts this holiday season as they have in the past but will splurge on those closest to them, with kids being particular beneficiaries.
The NPD Group’s Future of Home report predicts 15% year-over-year dollar growth for the home products sector during the fourth quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new habits it is prompting homebound shoppers to develop, continue to reorder the marketplace.
Meijer has revealed a sneak peek at weeklong holiday deals that will replace traditional Black Friday sales its stores have offered in recent years. The ads are the latest in the retailer’s continued efforts to provide customers opportunities to adjust their shopping strategies due to the pandemic.
Blackhawk Network, which develops branded pay products, has determined that the COVID-19 pandemic has renewed consumer interest in home, redecorating and DIY projects as suggested by a study conducted from August 24 to 31 indicating that home good gift cards purchasing had increased 71% year over year.
Market research firm Numerator has released new Prime Day 2020 findings that, coupled with survey data, indicate Amazon will lead the holiday shopping season in terms of household penetration in the U.S.
Consumers will look to splurge on their own needs and address the guilt of missing in-person celebrations this holiday season as they engage in their annual spending, according to The NPD Group annual holiday purchase intentions study.
Bed Bath & Beyond is expanding its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals as part of a comprehensive plan to provide value to customers this holiday season. The company is inspiring its customers to “Enjoy the Present” in its holiday marketing campaign.
Dollar General said it will hold a pre-holiday sales event on Friday, November 13 with deals to help families save more this holiday season.
This holiday season, getting products from vendors to customers could be a tough proposition, with major shippers already announcing surcharges and closing out service slots while international replenishment faces backups as retailers try to build inventory after having to deal with COVID-19 pandemic issues.
LendingTree surveyed more than 1,000 consumers in the United States during the early days of October and learned that 25% consumers have already finished their holiday shopping.
As it looks forward to the holidays, Target is keeping up the promotional pressure, and countering aggressive discounting from key rivals Amazon and Walmart, even as it trumpets the success of its October 13 to 14 Deal Days effort.