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The holiday season brings unique opportunities and challenges for businesses. Read our insights to end the year on a high note.

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Leave No One Behind This Holiday Season: Use Inclusive Language

Gina Bhawalkar November 11, 2021
Is your site ready to welcome all customers this holiday season? Follow these best practices to apply inclusive language in your customer experience.
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Retailers: Stop The Bots From Further Wreaking Havoc With Your Supply Chain

Sandy Carielli November 8, 2021
Retailers, the time is now to manage supply chain risks, raise bot defenses, and prioritize customers this holiday season.
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Metaverse, NFTs, Sustainability, And Loyalty — Highlights Of Singles’ Day 2021

Xiaofeng Wang November 7, 2021
Double 11, or Singles’ Day, the world’s largest online shopping festival that is bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, has been consistently smashing mind-blowing gross merchandise value (GMV) records year by year since 2009. As the actual promotion period gets longer and longer — Singles’ Day’s 2021 presales moved up from 2020’s November […]
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Gluttonous Persuasion: The Christmas Dinner Problem Of Retail

Andrew Hogan October 22, 2021
Retailers: of course it’s ok to influence people to choose your products. What you should avoid is veering from persuasion into coercive and deceptive design (formerly referred to as dark patterns).
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Tune Order Management NOW To Create Stellar Customer Experiences This Holiday Season

Emily Pfeiffer October 19, 2021
Speed, options, and transparency should guide holiday-season planning. Learn how to deliver on customers' expectations this year.
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Play The Long Game With Email Marketing This Holiday Season

Shar VanBoskirk October 14, 2021
The stakes around your email program are higher. Think and plan long term to do right with email marketing this holiday season.
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The Recipe For Holiday Success: A Heaping Helping Of Confidence

Andrew Hogan October 12, 2021
It’s the second holiday season of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, like last year, your prospects and customers want confidence, not questions, when using apps and websites. Learn how to provide that confidence.
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Holiday 2021: Three Holiday Tips For Retail Media Networks

Collin Colburn October 7, 2021
The holiday season matters a lot to retailers, but it is also a busy and important time for media businesses. Most advertisers spend a significant portion of their ad dollars in the last quarter of the year. So, retailers with a media network should be ready to compete for ad dollars during the holiday season.
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The 2021 End-Of-Year Holidays Blog Prep Series Kicks Off!

Fiona Swerdlow October 6, 2021
Over the coming weeks, we'll advise retailers on holiday prep topics from application security and bot management to consumer “confidence” measures, marketing tactics, and much more.
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Holiday 2021: India’s Festive Season Will Generate $9.2 Billion In Online Sales

Jitender Miglani October 2, 2021
In India, Navaratri marks the beginning of the festive season. After the nine days of Navaratri, the Dussehra festival is celebrated. Diwali, one of the most important Indian festivals, is celebrated 20 days after Dussehra. The dates change every year, per the Hindu calendar. In 2021, Navaratri will begin on October 7. Dusshera will fall […]
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Retailers: Here’s How Consumers Are Shopping This Holiday Season

Sucharita Kodali December 17, 2020
The retail holiday season is in the home stretch. We expect US online holiday sales this year will top $173 billion — or fully 24% more than last year.
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Thanksgiving Signals That The Holidays Are Kicking Off In Earnest — With A 2020 Twist

Fiona Swerdlow November 25, 2020
Thanksgiving and Black Friday are upon us, so we asked consumers how they’re thinking about holiday shopping. Among US online consumers we surveyed in early November, we found that: Holiday offers are out there — even if not all consumers are ready. Close to half (45%) of US online adults we surveyed hadn’t started thinking […]
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Marketing For A Healthy Holiday Season

Shar VanBoskirk November 24, 2020
Consumer marketing leaders have a tall order every holiday season: to drive 30% of their firm’s annual sales. This year, their task also includes making up for sales lost due to COVID-19 shutdowns and shut-ins, while limiting in-person crowds. I, along with my colleagues Jay Pattisall, Julie Ask, Jim Nail, Tina Moffett, Sucharita Mulpuru, and […]
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2020 US Online Holiday Sales — Online Holiday Sales Will Reach Historic Levels Despite Uncertainty From COVID-19

Viraj D'Costa November 18, 2020
US online holiday sales in 2020 will total a historic $173 billion as pandemic conditions lead more consumers to shop primarily or exclusively online. Learn more.
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Empathy Is The Best Gift You Can Give Your Loyal Customers This Holiday Season

Emily Collins November 12, 2020
Loyalty marketers need to communicate with and get to know their new members in quick, digestible, innovative ways this holiday season. Empathy is key.
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Black Friday “All Season Long”? Expect The Bots To Follow Suit

Sandy Carielli November 5, 2020
I was scouring some of the Black Friday ads this week, and the trend seems to be less “Black Friday” than “Black November and probably most of December, too.” Best Buy is touting, “Black Friday all season long.” Target offers weekly “Black Friday Now” deals. Walmart? “Black Friday Deals for Days!” None of this is […]
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Give Customers The Gift Of Convenience This Holiday Season

Ryan Skinner November 4, 2020
This holiday season, many consumers will be forgoing big family dinners and exotic holiday markets and instead playing host to unwelcome guests like worry (for their health) and anxiety (for their finances). This holiday season, everyone just needs a break. Marketers can help consumers make the best of their holidays by making their lives a […]
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What To Expect On Singles’ Day 2020

Xiaofeng Wang November 2, 2020
We’re approaching the 11th anniversary of Double 11 (aka Singles’ Day), the largest shopping festival in the world. We expect that: It will be the longest and most complex Double 11 ever. Brands and retailers are eager to recover from the impact of COVID-19 and will double down on their investment in Double 11 to […]
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Give More Thought To Giving Tuesday

Rick Parrish October 30, 2020
These days, many companies are trying to express moral, social, or political values that resonate with values-based consumers. Giving Tuesday (which falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving) presents an opportunity for companies to do just that, so a growing number of brands participate. However, companies’ participation in Giving Tuesday will resonate with the market […]
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What Do Your Customers Want For The Holidays? Confidence

Andrew Hogan October 29, 2020
Now’s the time to make sure your customers understand whether they’ve found the right product on your site or app, know when they’ll receive their item in time, and know how to easily return the item if it isn’t quite right.
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