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New Data Reveals Predictions for Reimagined Holiday Traditions

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These 3 Penny Stocks Have Massive Upside Potential, Says Cowen

It’s a mixed bag when it comes to opinions on penny stocks. These tickers trading for less than $5 per share divide Wall Street like no other; market watchers either love them or hate them.It’s easy to understand the appeal. First and foremost, you get more bang for your buck. On top of this, with shares changing hands for bargain prices, even what seems like miniscule share price appreciation can translate to monstruous percentage gains. For some, however, the risk poses too great a threat to ignore. When you look under the hood of these low-priced names, you might find very real problems like poor fundamentals or looming headwinds.So, how are investors supposed to spot the penny stocks poised to go from rags to riches? By turning to the pros.With this in mind, we wanted to take a closer

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Lowe’s kicks off holiday shopping with ‘Season of Savings’ sale Thursday amid COVID-19 with more online deals

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These 3 Penny Stocks Have Massive Upside Potential, Says Cowen

It’s a mixed bag when it comes to opinions on penny stocks. These tickers trading for less than $5 per share divide Wall Street like no other; market watchers either love them or hate them.It’s easy to understand the appeal. First and foremost, you get more bang for your buck. On top of this, with shares changing hands for bargain prices, even what seems like miniscule share price appreciation can translate to monstruous percentage gains. For some, however, the risk poses too great a threat to ignore. When you look under the hood of these low-priced names, you might find very real problems like poor fundamentals or looming headwinds.So, how are investors supposed to spot the penny stocks poised to go from rags to riches? By turning to the pros.With this in mind, we wanted to take a closer

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Consumers can save money this holiday shopping season, even during a pandemic

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The 2020 holiday season will probably be the weirdest one most of us have ever had, thanks to COVID-19. For one thing, holiday in-store traffic is predicted to be 25 percent lower than last year. 

The flip side of that is that more than 7 in 10 holiday shoppers plan to make most of their purchases online, up from 51 percent last year, according to a recent CreditCards.com survey. However, that single shopping shift could throw the whole fulfillment cycle into a tizzy, putting as many as 700 million gifts at risk of not arriving in time for the holidays, according to SalesForce.

To avoid disaster, consumers are going to have to make some changes to find a new pandemic-led holiday shopping comfort zone. To help ConsumerAffairs readers get a head start on rethinking their shopping plans, Ted Rossman, industry analyst at CreditCards.com, gave

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Nordstrom Invites Customers To Make Merry This Holiday Season | State News

SEATTLE, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This year, more than ever, we’re thinking about the Holidays a little differently. Though our celebrations may be re-imagined, Nordstrom believes that the power to foster and experience joy is innately possible because we are all inspired and energized by our interactions with one another. The company encourages customers to “Make Merry” with moments of connection which occur through gift exchanges, expressions of love, and the time we share with family and loved ones throughout the Holiday season. We want to pay homage to the experiences that bring Holiday connection to life – whether that’s saving time or spending time with our friends, families or our customers – because in the end, it all comes down to a feeling.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8693054-nordstrom-holiday-2020-gift-guide/

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3 E-commerce Stocks Not Named Amazon to Buy Before the Holiday Season

Predictions for total retail spending for the upcoming holiday season are mixed, but one thing is certain: More shopping will be done online than ever before. Amazon is certainly well-positioned to benefit from that, but for some investors, its massive $1.6 trillion valuation is a turnoff. Here are three much smaller e-commerce alternatives that are likely to come out of 2020 as winners for investors.

The coronavirus is fueling e-commerce growth

Deloitte is estimating overall retail sales for the holiday quarter will increase only by 1% to 1.5%, but online sales are expected to increase by 25% to 35% over last year. That points to a massive shift from brick-and-mortar shopping to online for gift-buying, and Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY), and Mercado Libre (NASDAQ:MELI) and are all poised to benefit.

Shopify’s platform enables businesses of all sizes to start and run e-commerce stores. Etsy’s marketplace provides a popular

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BB Business Tip: Ways Your Business Can Prepare for an Unprecedented Holiday Season

In an unpredictable year, one thing is for certain: the 2020 holiday season will be unlike previous years. It’s hard to estimate how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact overall holiday spending, but businesses are already making adjustments to their typical holiday plans. Companies are ramping up online shopping and scaling back in-store promotions in an effort to discourage crowds and keep workers safe. Canadian business owners are also making plans to prepare for the early kick off with these tips from PWC.

How to Prepare for Holiday Shopping Season During a Pandemic

  • Create a plan of action early. Long before the holiday season begins, start planning and setting goals. The forecast for consumer behavior may not be crystal clear, but you can still make sure shelves are stocked and you are promoting products that fit with shoppers’ current reality. Keep in mind your chain of supply could be affected by
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Tackling The Holiday Shopping Season Mid-Pandemic? You’ve Got This

It’s no secret that Covid-19 has rocked us business owners’ worlds. From temporary shutdowns to mandatory regulations, we’ve had to adjust to many different changes over the past few months. With the coronavirus still in full swing and the holiday season quickly approaching, one thing’s for sure: this shopping season will be unlike any other we’ve seen before. 

With so many changes in this coronavirus age, brace yourself for the holiday season by making your business as Covid-friendly as possible.

Getting Ready For The Holiday Shopping Season During Covid

It should make for an interesting holiday shopping season. And ready or not (but hopefully you’re ready), here it comes. To prepare for the holiday season in this coronavirus climate, take advantage of these six tips. 

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Changes To Customer Behavior That Brands Need To Pay Attention To As We Approach The Holiday Season

Back in April, I wrote an article that gathered results from several research sources and attempted to describe how the coronavirus pandemic was changing customer behavior.

That article suggested that:

  • Customers are watching brands.
  • More customers are responding to marketing emails more than sales emails.
  • Customers are flocking online.
  • Customers want to shop local but are conflicted.
  • Customers are forgiving and are willing to wait.
  • But, they want transparency and proactive communication. 

Now, given that we are approaching the holiday season I thought it appropriate to revisit customer behavior and to ask: are those behavior changes holding, or is it changing again?

So, combining recent research from Iterable, Invoca, Mitto, and Episerver here are some updated highlights:

Customers still plan to do most of their shopping online.

In a recent survey of over 1,000 consumers across the U.S. Iterable found that 67% of U.S. shoppers plan to do most,

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Shopping locally could save Springfield small businesses this holiday season

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Christmas shopping is already on the minds of many, even though Halloween is still a few weeks away. Local businesses said shopping small and local can make a big difference, especially this year.

This week’s Amazon Prime Days encouraged an online head start on gift-buying, but that gives little back to the local economy. Many small businesses are heading into this year’s shopping season desperate for a boost, after months of struggling through the pandemic.

“I thought, everything will be fixed in a week and that was not correct,” said Joshua Arnett, owner at Bookmarx in downtown Springfield.

Like many, Joshua Arnett hoped the coronavirus pandemic would pass quickly. Seven months later, his bookstore, and many other businesses are still seeing the effects.

“Many places that bring people downtown, like the music places and the theaters, haven’t been open. We get a lot of business from

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Walmart Revamps Black Friday Event, Holiday Deals on Track

Retailers are already in action in respect of this year’s holiday season, and have been kicking-off deals earlier to make the most out of this significant revenue-generating period. However, unlike previous years, the coronavirus pandemic has altered the retail dynamics this time. With safety being the highest priority, shoppers are increasingly resorting to online purchasing pushing retailers to reimagine digital store concepts and augment omni-channel capabilities. Walmart Inc. WMT, which has been proactively fulfilling such evolving trends, unveiled that it will host a reinvented Black Friday. The company will extend it from one day to three separate events in November

The new “Black Friday Deals for Days” will all start online and transition to in-stores a few days later. The core idea behind this revamped Black Friday shopping bonanza is to attract more online customer and thereby control customer rush inside stores. Talking of offering deals, the supermarket giant is

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