More than one in six consumers said they will use their mobile phones to buy gifts during the holiday shopping season, according to the “Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey” from The NPD Group.
The website Offers.com conducted a holiday survey of 1,500 consumers in the U.S. that determined the average shopper will spend $625 on seasonal gifts this year.
So, just what does tick off consumers shopping for the holidays?
For the five-day shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, Wayfair said it has achieved a 58% increase year over year in direct retail gross sales, defined as dollars of order intake, on products including home furnishings and housewares.
The Thanksgiving weekend period was busy, particularly cold in some places, and productive from a retail perspective, market research firms analyzing sales data and at least one key retailer already have reported.
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.
Results emerging from the 33rd annual Deloitte holiday shopping survey include a second year of online shopping gains as consumers said they expect to spend 57% of their budgets online and 36% in brick and mortar stores.
Artist Cyndi Lauper recently teamed with Grandin Road for a holiday home décor and entertaining collection. The collection, Cyndi Lauper Loves Christmas, is available for a limited time only at the retailer.