Smartphone shopping, spending more common among men, poll suggests

Though the distribution of smartphone ownership is fairly even between genders, a new survey suggests that men tend to be more likely to shop and engage in ecommerce via their electronic devices.

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Survey: Most Americans check phones within hour of getting up

Close to 90 percent of consumers check their phones within an hour of waking up, according to a new poll from Deloitte. Additionally, roughly 1 in 4 looks at their device 50 times a day or more.

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‘Gift-shifting’ common tactic for unexpected holiday presents, poll finds

During the holiday season, it’s traditionally family and friends who exchange gifts, purchasing them via e-commerce or in brick and mortar stores. However, based on a recent poll, a substantial number of consumers have wound up getting a present from someone they didn’t anticipate.

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Green Monday sales rise 15 percent

The first Monday in December was a positive one for many of the nation’s retailers, as newly released data indicates that it was one of the biggest days for e-commerce spending in the holiday shopping period thus far.

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Emailing key to holiday sales, small businesses say

With email still being a major form of communication among Internet users and consumers in general, the vast majority of retailers and small businesses will use it as an avenue to drive e-commerce sales during the holidays, according to the results of a new poll.

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Most holiday spending to be done in December, poll suggests

Though Black Friday sales were strong for many retailers, spending actually declined by 11 percent, according to statistics from the National Retail Federation. But much of what shoppers didn’t purchase then they may make up for in the month of December, a national survey suggests.

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High mobile device use during Black Friday, Cyber Monday

The stretch of time between Black Friday and Cyber Monday – when holiday sales events kick into high gear – is tailor made for consumers to buy gift items through e-commerce. And purchase merchandise they did, a recent report confirms.

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Mobile purchase activity sizzles on Black Friday

Though Black Friday preceded Cyber Monday as a nationwide sales event, the degree to which people purchased holiday items online on the day after Thanksgiving may recast the name of the annual Christmas shopping kickoff.

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‘True Love’ to spend more on Christmas gifts than last year

The 12 gifts of Christmas that True Love intends to purchase – whether through e-commerce means or otherwise – will cost slightly more this year than they did in 2013, according to the results of a new tongue-in-cheek analysis.

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Stellar sales observed during Cyber Week

The sales event known as Cyber Monday has transformed into Cyber Week, a period in which online sales among retailers hit new heights, according to newly released purchase estimates.

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