2015 Holiday Spending Budgets Grow; Online, Mobile Shopping At New HighsAmericans plan to spend a little more money this holiday season than last, with an increasing amount of shopping being done online and on mobile, according to an annual survey from the National Retail Federation.
Amazon's 'Prime Day' Failing To Live Up To Black Friday-Level HypeThe online retailer said Prime Day would offer bigger sales than those during the winter holiday shopping season. The goal was to boost $99 annual Prime loyalty program memberships during the sluggish summer months.
Holiday Package Deliveries Improve Thanks To Better Weather, Better SystemsThere aren't many people who are still waiting for the gifts that were supposed to arrive by Christmas in the Bay Area, or anywhere else, for that matter.
Best Time To Shop On Black FridayThe crack of dawn isn't the only option for Black Friday shopping.
Tech Report: Late Holiday Shoppers Still Have Time For Free ShippingWith Christmas one week away, there are hundreds of businesses encouraging online shoppers to take advantage of Free-Shipping Day this Wednesday.
Larry Magid: Online Holiday Shopping DangersIf you're venturing out online for some of your holiday shopping, beware. Danger lurks for those who are not careful when it comes to making online purchases with a credit card.
Ask A San Francisco Expert: Tips For Shopping On Cyber MondayGod Bless Mr. Scrooge and all his ilk, but for those who want to make merry with the shopping, here are a few tips from style consultant Kimberly Grant for Cyber Monday bargain hunters.
Google Offers Same-Day Home Delivery Service In Bay AreaAfter months of testing and tweaking, Google Shopping Express launched on Wednesday, offering same-day delivery of thousands of items to parts of the Peninsula and the South Bay.
Larry Magid: Bay Area Grocery Shopping Through Amazon? Amazon.com is reportedly getting into the grocery business in the Bay Area. The online shopping giant, which has been offering deliveries in the Seattle area, plans to expand its service to the Bay Area by the end of the year according to Reuters.
Tech Report: Apple’s Online Store And Digital Content Price ConcernsApple has applied for a patent to create an online store that would let users sell their e-books, as well as movie and music files with Apple taking a bite of the sale.
Tech Report: Will Google Bite Into The Amazon Empire With Shopping Express?Google is rumored to be working on a new service to compete with Amazon Prime. TechCrunch is reporting the new service is going to be called “Google Shopping Express”.
ConsumerWatch: Retailers Cancel Many Black Friday DealsOnline retailers made more than $1 billion in online sales during Black Friday and the long holiday weekend. But several retailers failed to deliver on thousands of those deals.