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December 5, 2012
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  E-commerce Holiday Update 
  • EBay mobile sales soar on the Sunday after Cyber Monday
      
    Reuters
    Sunday, Dec. 2, beat Cyber Monday and was the biggest day ever for eBay's U.S. mobile commerce and PayPal's global payment services, the company said Tuesday. Mobile payment volume on PayPal beat Cyber Monday by more than $1 million, eBay said. "We're in a paradigm shift," in which consumers shop whenever they want to from their smartphones, said one eBay executive. CNET (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Is 'Cyber Monday' Becoming 'Cyber Week'?
During the week following Black Friday, Pulse data indicated strong YoY online sales volume growth, potentially powered by online retailers providing additional incentives on the days following Cyber Monday. Learn more and view our latest Pulse Infographic.
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  • Holiday price matching wars: If you can't beat 'em, match 'em
    To cater to Americans driven by price and value, a handful of prominent multichannel retailers have announced price matching guarantees online and in-store. As Shop.org's Artemis Berry explains, this practice is becoming more predominate and aggressive, and the underlying trends -- such savvy shopping by customers on mobile devices and retailers matching their own online pricing in the store -- are tactics that should be here to stay for consumers looking for transparency on all channels. Read more. Shop.org Blog (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  

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