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2014-01-10 12:27:01

Moneris Spending Report shows 1.95 per cent spending rise in last three months of 2013, ongoing shift to mobile payment options during holiday season TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Moneris Solutions Corporation ("Moneris"), Canada's largest credit and debit card processor, announced today that, in Q4 2013, consumer spending increased by 1.95 per cent compared to the same period in 2012. For the second year in a row, Q4 saw the smallest gain in dollars spent compared to...

2014-01-10 12:26:47

Brick-and-Mortar Traffic Declined 6.5% YOY amid Shorter Season and Online Shopping; Black Friday and Saturday Before Christmas Saw Highest Sales NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In-store analytics leader RetailNext, Inc., today announced its Holiday Shopping 2013 Retail Insights revealing key trends and performance for brick-and-mortar retailers during the two pivotal shopping months of November and December 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140110/CL44255-INFO )...

2014-01-09 12:29:55

Survey shows promotions, mobile access, ease-of-use, ratings and reviews make or break holiday shopping SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baynote, a leading provider of personalized customer experience solutions, today revealed the results from its 4(th) Annual Holiday Online Shopping Survey. The study, conducted in partnership with the e-tailing group, surveyed 1,000 U.S. online holiday shoppers following Cyber Monday, 2013, to gain insight into consumer behavior and key buying...

2014-01-08 12:32:58

CardinalCommerce merchants process 46 percent more transactions than last year CLEVELAND, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CardinalCommerce reports record numbers of online transactions safely processed during the 2013 holiday season - 46 percent more than in the 2012 holiday season. This increase is attributable to two things: First, more merchants used Cardinal's Centinel® system for Consumer Authentication, and second, merchants already using Cardinal recorded higher sales. During...

2014-01-07 16:26:26

Shortened Holiday Calendar and Lagging Final Week of Spending Led to Underperformance Relative to 14 Percent Growth Forecast RESTON, Va., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season U.S. retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers for the full November-December 2013 holiday season, showing that $46.5 billion was spent online from desktop devices, an increase of 10 percent vs. year ago. While...

2013-12-31 23:03:57

Natural remedy for stomach pain can help restore peace during the Christmas season. Long Beach, California (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Colic Calm® has found that its natural remedy for infant discomfort is quickly becoming an essential part of every household with newborn babies. During the Christmas season, the company finds that more parents rely on the remedy than ever, as babies react to the impact of the season on their normal schedules. Jacqueline Lawrence, president of TJL...

2013-12-28 23:02:26

All Hands Fire Equipment is extending their Holiday Special Deals due to popular demand. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) December 28, 2013 The 2013 holiday season shopping experience has been unprecedented! From controversy with retails stores such as Wal-Mart opening on Thanksgiving Day to record setting sales, the news and attention this year has exposed us to ever changing and expanding demand for holiday gifts. Some companies were very creative in their offerings of holiday gifts, and gave...

2013-12-26 23:00:18

Online retailer Medelita scrambles to meet high demand. San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 In the past few years since the company’s inception, expectations for December sales at Medelita have always traditionally been modest, at best. Thanksgiving weekend shoppers typically make up the bulk of the company’s customers in the fourth quarter, while website traffic and sales normally drop off significantly as early as the second week in December. In contrast, December 2013 has...

Tech Support, IT Professionals Weigh In On Working Through Christmas
2013-12-25 04:08:21

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many people will be opening high-tech presents this holiday season, but unfortunately not everything is going to work. Of course the normal solution is to call tech support for help. Therefore, in order to save Christmas for one person, another person will have to be on the other end of the line. As the world goes more high-tech, the more things can go wrong and someone has to be there to fix it. Computer World reported on Tuesday,...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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