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Online Sales Jumped 37 Percent During Weekend

Retailers’ holiday sales have so far proved disappointing, but online sales again are a bright spot.

Walmart.com Stumbles on Thanksgiving Ahead of Big Holiday Shopping Weekend

A big offline promotion leads to big online problems on the eve of Black Friday.
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eBay CEO on “Cautious” Holiday Outlook: We Didn’t Mean to Sound So Negative

A reason for e-commerce investors to feel a bit more jolly?
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Amazon Surges to New Highs on Expectation of Positive Holiday Report

Amazon’s fourth-quarter sales should be up as much as 30 percent year over year, or double the overall e-commerce market.
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Google Should Thank Holiday Shoppers for Boosting Cost Per Click

There’s clear evidence that holiday shoppers helped boost one of the company’s key metrics in the fourth quarter.
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Online Holiday Spending Stumbles Over Fiscal Cliff

Here’s something else you can blame on Congress — online spending was up 14 percent this holiday season, falling short of expectations.
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Analyst Raises Price Target for eBay After Evidence of Strong Holiday Sales

Baird Equity Research’s Colin Sebastian raised his price target for eBay today to $60, up by $2, based on evidence that eBay and PayPal benefited from a 15 percent increase in online spending during the holidays. Sebastian now expects eBay to earn 69 cents a share on revenue of $4 billion in the fourth quarter, which is the high end of eBay’s guidance. In trading today, eBay’s shares fell $1.16, or 2.2 percent, to $52.43 a share. The company will report earnings on Jan. 16.

Some Last-Minute Online Shoppers Can Still Put Gifts Under the Tree

There are a number of ways to still get deliveries sent to your home if you don’t feel like fighting the crowds at the mall.
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Online Shopping Season Peaked Last Week, but It’s Not Over Yet

For consumers who want to receive orders in time for Christmas, the deadline is this week on many e-commerce sites.
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The Prime Reason Why Amazon’s Sales May Be Falling Behind This Holiday

Amazon’s peak spending days may occur even closer to Christmas this year, as more customers sign-up for its free two-day shipping program.
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