KHD Buzz – Holiday Shopping Predictions, Amazon’s New Research Plans and More

KHD Buzz – Holiday Shopping Predictions, Amazon’s New Research Plans and More

October 26, 2020 Off By Koehler Home Decor

Report: Americans Planning Fewer Trips to Physical Stores This Holiday Season

According to a new report from Deloitte, Americans, concerned about the spread of COVID-19 are planning to make fewer trips to holiday shop at physical stores this year, and they are actively searching for ‘one stop destinations’ and offerings close to home. Read More

Consumers Planning To Spend (Slightly) Less on Holiday Shopping

In the same Deloitte report it is also predicted that shoppers are planning to spend less this holiday season (an assertion backed up by several other reports). They are not cutting back by a lot though. The average consumer is planning a $997.70 spend, down $50 from 2019, according to an NRF report. Read More.

Amazon to Pay Shoppers for Offline Shopping Data

Amazon.com has launched a new service that asks members to submit 10 receipts a month for purchases made at offline stores. Participants will receive $10 for handing in the receipts. For completing optional surveys, additional incentives are available. At present, the service is invite-and opt-in only. Read More

FedEx and UPS Warning Merchants About Holiday Shipping Delays

Last week both FedEx and UPS issued warnings to merchant shippers to expect delays in their packages being picked up, as the holiday shopping has begun ramping up earlier than in previous years and both companies face staff shortages. Read More

In NJ Santa Will Still Be Visiting Local Malls

In New Jersey Santa will still be visiting several malls, just in a very different, socially distanced way this year. Read More

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