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Black Friday 2020: eCommerce Sites Can Expect a 28% Increase in Online Shopping from 2019

As with most events and gatherings in 2020, Black Friday shopping is predicted to look a little different this year. A recent survey was conducted with 2,000 U.S. consumers to compare changes from the 2019 holiday shopping season to 2020.

These findings can help eCommerce and brick and mortar stores understand what to expect for the busiest shopping day of the year.

Key findings from the Black Friday 2020 Survey included:

  • Only 16% of U.S. shoppers plan to shop in-person for Black Friday 2020.
  • There will be a 28% increase in 2020 online Black Friday shopping from 2019.
  • 57% of U.S. shoppers will avoid Black Friday shopping due to health and safety concerns.
  • For those planning to shop in-person, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are among the top stores.

In 2019, 1:3 Americans Shopped In-Person for Black Friday

Black Friday Shopping 2019

In 2020, 1:6 U.S. Shoppers Plan to Shop

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Buy E-Commerce ETFs to Tap “Safe & Early” Holiday Shopping

After almost round-the-year coronavirus fear, Holiday Season is peeking into the calendars. It is time for consumers to stack up their shopping carts. Over the last few years, online sales have gained precedence. The coronavirus outbreak has raised the appeal of the space even more as it has less to do with human contact. So, one can imagine the likelihood of exponential gains in eCommerce stocks and ETFs this year.

Big Four accounting firm Deloitte expects a rise in holiday retail sales between 1% to 1.5%. On the other hand, market research firm Forrester sees retail sales declining 2.5% for the full year, as quoted on Forbes. The Forbes article highlighted that Forrester sees online retail jumping 18.5% this year and attaining 20.2% overall penetration in North America.

Deloitte predicts e-commerce holiday retail sales to grow between 25% and 35% from November through January, reaching $182 billion to $196 billion

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Sam’s Club is hiring 2,000 e-commerce workers and launching week-long deals in preparation for a surge in online holiday shopping



a sign on the side of a building: "COVID-19 has changed how our members shop and the experiences they desire," Sam's Club Chief Member Officer Tony Rogers said in a statement. Johnny Louis/Getty Images


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“COVID-19 has changed how our members shop and the experiences they desire,” Sam’s Club Chief Member Officer Tony Rogers said in a statement. Johnny Louis/Getty Images

  • Sam’s Club will hire 2,000 permanent workers to staff its fulfillment and distribution centers.
  • The Walmart-owned members-only retailer has also begun launching holiday deals. 
  • Like many retailers, Sam’s Club is overhauling its holiday timeline in order to suit the needs of members during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Sam’s Club is embarking on an e-commerce hiring spree and launching early deals ahead of the upcoming holiday season.

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Walmart’s members-only warehouse chain announced that it will be hiring 2,000 permanent, full-time workers to staff fulfillment and distribution centers and bolster its supply chain. Hundreds of those new employees will be working at the company’s newest fulfillment center in Perris, California.

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Kurlee Belle founder on pivoting to ecommerce and making 6 figures

  • When the pandemic hit, Terrinique Pennerman quickly pivoted her haircare business, Kurlee Belle, which normally sells in major retailers like Sally Beauty, to ecommerce. 
  • A few months later, Kurlee Belle hit the six-figure mark in revenue for 2020 — a milestone in her business’ history.
  • The Bahamian native always had a passion for creating her own haircare mixtures using natural ingredients.
  • She credits the company’s surging popularity to a need for at-home hair solutions and found creative ways to fill orders online quickly. 
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Like many entrepreneurs, Terrinique Pennerman didn’t know how the pandemic would impact her natural haircare business, Kurlee Belle.

Before COVID-19, Pennerman relied on her product distribution deals with Sally Beauty and other local hair stores in Caribbean countries for in-person sales. Once she was forced to transition her focus to ecommerce after stores closed amid coronavirus, she was surprised to

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Last-minute tips and techniques for e-commerce sites

Holiday shopping SEO: Last-minute tips and techniques for e-commerce sites






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Perfect Corp. Launches New “YouCam Makeup” App for Shopify as the Digital-First E-Commerce Solution to Drive Online Beauty Sales

The new YouCam Makeup plug-in for Shopify offers small to medium beauty brands hyper-realistic digital makeup try-ons with precise color and texture matching for a personalized online beauty shopping experience.

Perfect Corp., the leading AI + AR beauty tech solutions provider, introduces the new “YouCam Makeup” app available for Shopify, to bring virtual makeup try-on capabilities to Shopify beauty merchants. The plug-in features 25 themed template designs and true-to-life color and texture matching for a seamless integration directly onto Shopify beauty e-commerce sites, providing hyper-realistic virtual beauty AR try-on to shoppers. The unique “YouCam Makeup” app for Shopify allows consumers to virtually try on makeup products in real time via live camera mode, delivering a try-before-you-buy digital experience to help with more confident purchase decisions and an improved consumer shopping experience on e-commerce.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201005005392/en/

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Livestream Shopping: It’s the Future of U.S. E-Commerce

E-commerce in the U.S. is on the cusp of big change.

A quarter century after Amazon’s founding, shopping online in America is largely the same experience: People click around a website and buy stuff. But this next phase promises a major evolution, by intertwining streaming video, social media and celebrity into a shopping experience that has the potential to further disrupt an already-battered retail industry.

So-called streaming e-commerce—or live selling—allows almost anyone (celebrities, influencers or your local store owner) to quickly create their own shopping television channel that’s also a social network and e-commerce platform—at a tiny fraction of the cost. Another way to think about it is imagine if Instagram was where you made a lot of your discretionary purchases from live video appearances by people you follow, like buying Cardi B’s purse. Or instead of just liking a picture of a fashionista in a cute dress, she’s selling

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Amazon Accelerates the Ecommerce Race: Luxury Fashion, Sustainability and Print on Demand

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Amazon has revolutionized retail sales and personalized/customized service. Now it looks like the company is taking it to the next level with the addition of a massive digital textile printing investment as part of its luxury stores where Amazon Prime customers can buy a wide range of top luxury fashion labels. This is part of Amazon’s Climate Friendly Pledge, helping customers make sustainable and eco-friendly purchasing decisions. Read more.

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The Lobby is betting on video e-commerce to become ‘QVC meets TikTok’

  • The Lobby, an online marketplace where influencers post shoppable videos reviewing clothing and accessories, made its national debut on Tuesday. 
  • Founder Abigail Holt described The Lobby as “QVC meets TikTok,” with a particular focus on buzzy direct-to-consumer brands, including Solid and Striped, Girlfriend Collective, and Lunya. 
  • “Immediately we knew we needed to be more bullish on video because consumers want video,” Holt said. “We sensed people needed and wanted normalcy and connection … and thought a lot about how do we recreate that feeling.”
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In a world that now runs entirely on streaming platforms, The Lobby is hitching its wagon to video commerce as the next big big trend in online shopping. 

The Lobby — a digital marketplace described by founder and CEO Abigail Holt as “QVC meets TikTok” — rolled out nationally on Tuesday, bringing its feed of influencer-produced shoppable videos to

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