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  • [New] The data from ACI underscores increases in holiday shopping reported elsewhere, despite predictions that higher inflation and other economic hurdles, including higher interest rates, might take a toll on purchasing in 2022. Payments Dive
  • [New] Seventeen million fewer consumers plan to do any type of holiday shopping in 2022 than in 2021, and 6.7 million fewer shopped on Black Friday.
  • [New] UK retailers are hoping that Black Friday shopping will boost spending ahead of the festive season during one of the worst cost of living crises the UK has seen in years. DailyFX
  • [New] Cyber Monday is forecast to be the year's biggest online shopping day, with Adobe Analytics expecting sales of $11.2 billion, up 5.1% over last year. USA Today
  • [New] Although more people are expected to visit shops during the first festive season since Covid rules were lifted, purse strings will be tighter as prices are rising at their fastest rate in 41 years. The Week UK
  • [New] 7 in 10 consumers in the U.S. will use social media as their source of inspiration for holiday shopping. Forbes
  • [New] A new global survey by QuickBooks about 2022 holiday shopping trends, reveals that shopping local could make or break the holiday season for small business retailers. Enterprise Times
  • [New] Consumers have become attuned to the early arrival of holiday goods: Almost a quarter of US consumers who plan to shop during the 2022 winter holiday season, for example, agree that they seem to be shopping earlier every year. Mintel
  • [New] In 2022, online shopping is expected to be consumers' preferred holiday shopping method, with Adobe predicting a 2.5% growth in online sales between the beginning of November and the end of December. U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Concerns over the planned Royal Mail strikes and ongoing delays with other major couriers will drive even more shoppers to hit their favourite retail stores in person rather than shopping online. London Business News |
  • The National Retail Federation forecast out on Wednesday predicts record sales for the first holiday shopping weekend, beginning on Black Friday, expecting eight million more shoppers (166 million) in 2022 over last year, and the highest level since 2017. CNBC
  • Research from McKinsey & Company shows that consumers expect to receive personalized experiences when shopping online. Robotics & Automation News
  • Industry experts agree that people will still shop in 2022 because consumers consider holiday expenses necessities. Yahoo News
  • As online shopping grows, its impact on the environment will get increasing attention from policymakers, world governments - and consumers. Supply and Demand Chain Executive
  • Growth in advanced technologies, such as virtual reality, is anticipated to boost the growth of the global e-commerce industry, which will result in an increased preference for online shopping. Yahoo Finance
  • Online shopping has made a big impact on how we approach Christmas buying, and most stores - including Walmart - will again be closed on Thanksgiving in 2022. Jim Stafford's BlogOKC
  • In the short term, we can expect to see ecommerce shopping perks such as free shipping and returns quietly disappear. Raconteur
  • More than 60% of buyers will abandon their shopping carts if the quantity of bad reviews on their best argentinian malbec product or service is significant. NewportdunesGolf
  • Closer to home, there are predictions that UK shoppers will spend more over the Black Friday weekend than last year, as they look to get their Christmas shopping done early - and with discounts. Internet Retailing
  • Opening exciting new marketing opportunities in China, older consumers value the ease of online shopping. The Drum

Last updated: 04 December 2022