Black Friday retail revenue will represent 40 percent of the year’s total

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The sales that occur from the Friday through the Monday will bring massive returns for retailers. Thanksgiving weekend is expected to bring in huge Black Friday retail revenue right through Cyber Monday. According to a new Salesforce forecast, those four days will account for 40 percent of the total retail revenue for the year. This is clearly a vital time for U.S. retailers, especially those selling online over mobile commerce. According to a recent Forbes report A.I. will be playing an important role in the Black Friday retail revenue success.…

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Black Friday sees lower online retail card fraud figures

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E-commerce and mobile security held strong to protect online retailers and consumers this year. Both consumers and retailers were breathing more easily on Black Friday as online retail card fraud instances decreased this year over previous years. This represents the first time in several years that there was a drop, not an increase in e- and m-commerce card fraud. The fraudulent online retail card figures didn’t just fall slightly. Instead, it plummeted to 42 percent over the holiday weekend and most important shopping weekend of the year (November 24 through…

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Cyber Monday m-commerce is hot but not enough to kill desktop

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Brick and mortar shopping as well as laptop based purchases are still holding strong in the U.S. With Cyber Monday m-commerce growing at a tremendous rate each year, many keep expecting in-store shopping and desktop to fall off the map. However, Black Friday and its in-person purchasing appears to be just as relevant as ever before. Moreover, laptop and desktop based shopping are still going strong. If mobile commerce is as strong as they say, shouldn’t Black Friday have been replaced by Cyber Monday? Many shoppers have had enough of…

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Black Friday long weekend will break mobile shopping records

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From the start right through Cyber Monday, people will be using m-commerce as never before. As much as Black Friday is the deals day that gets the most attention overall, it is Cyber Monday that provides a large quantity of the online savings that mobile shopping consumers are looking for. A recent poll showed that 26 percent of consumers plan to shop online on November 30. Throughout the week of Black Friday, beginning on Monday, November 23 and running through Cyber Monday, it has been predicted by the Consumer Technology…

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The 2015 top tech gifts are making a surprising list

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The hottest Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases for him, her, teens and kids predictions are in. Every year, predictions are made about which tech gifts will top the lists for shoppers that flood websites, mobile apps and stores on Black Friday through Cyber Monday and the forecasts for 2015 are causing eyebrows to raise as many are quite different from what was seen in previous years. While novelty has been a key feature in the past, this year’s top technology combines fun with function. This appears to be the…

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Mobile commerce made up 60 percent of Amazon’s holiday shopping volume

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This year brought with it a considerable amount of use of smartphones and tablets for product searches. Amazon was a little bit stingy when it came to specific figures, this year – as has been its tradition – for holiday sales performance, but what it has revealed is that mobile commerce played an important role, and that it experienced certain “record breaking” achievements. Among the various claims such as that there was “record growth”, there was a smattering of numbers offered. For example, Amazon showed that it has now enrolled…

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Mobile payments reach new heights during the holidays, but danger of fraud still lingers

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New report sheds light on performance of mobile commerce while also highlighting security issues Online fraud and abuse protection provider Iovation has released a new report concerning the performance of mobile commerce over the past holiday shopping weekend. The report notes that consumers made use of their mobile devices when shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, taking advantage of retail opportunities offered specifically to mobile consumers. Iovation found that, in some cases, people fell prey to fraud, particularly identity theft and complete takeovers of their mobile shopping accounts. Some…

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Retailers may be missing out on mobile commerce opportunities

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Holidays highlight the value of mobile shopping The holidays have long been a very important time of year for retailers. During the holiday season, consumers are much more likely to spend money so that they can purchase gifts for their loved ones. In the past, this involved going to physical stores and, in many cases, waiting in long lines just to purchase a single product. Holiday shopping is also quite a chaotic time, so beyond being a significant time investment, consumers must compete with the dangers that exist in navigating…

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Cyber Monday mobile commerce concerns different between US and UK consumers

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A survey conducted by Tripwire showed that location made a large difference regarding smartphone shopping. Compliance management and risk based security solutions provider, Tripwire, Inc., has released the results of its survey on Cyber Monday mobile commerce and the impact of mobile security on holiday shopping. This research was conducted with the participation of 1,400 American and British consumers. The study, itself, was held by OnePoll and Dimensional Research. They surveyed the consumers in the United Kingdom and the United States in order to help to understand opinions and behaviors…

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A Change of Pace: Four Online Payment Alternatives to Paypal

Mobile and online payment alternatives… Americans spent more than $2.25 billion online on the two shopping days known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone, according to ComScore. The market analysis company also found Americans spent $43.2 billion total online in Q2 2012. These numbers were music to the cyber-ears of electronic payment processor Paypal, one of the more popular payment processors on the web. But there are many people out there who simply dislike Paypal because of its success, its policies, or both. Thankfully there are several alternatives merchants and…

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Mobile’s tremendous role on Cyber Monday

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Data from PayPal, eBay, GSI Commerce, and IBM has all shown that Cyber Monday this year saw a spike in mobile activity as the early holiday shopping season truly took off. Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after the Thanksgiving Weekend and has been the opportunity for online retailers to offer Black Friday-like sales to online shoppers. However, this year, with a growing number of consumers accessing the internet from their tablets and smartphones, a notable amount of the shopping on that day is occurring by way of mobile channels.…

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