Buy now, pay later services are flourishing

Nov 30, 2021
Millennials are opting for plans that allow them to spread payments without accruing debt or interest.
Younger shoppers have changing attitudes about programs that allow them to spread out the payments of purchases.
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How will traditional holiday sales days fare this year?

Nov 29, 2021
Consumers appear to be spreading their holiday spending across more days, heeding advice to get their orders in early.
New data shows that in-store sales on this year's Black Friday were down compared with pre-pandemic levels. Above, the festive Galleria mall in Houston on Black Friday.
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PayPal's president says this Cyber Monday is all about mobile

Nov 24, 2017
80 percent of Americans are expected to use their phones to shop this holiday season.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman says the U.S. is “a laggard in digital payments.”
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Make Cyber Monday Great Again

Nov 28, 2016
Is Trump's red hat ornament: naughty or nice?
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'Special shopping day' overload

Dec 1, 2014
As holiday sales expand, discounts are less important than the ritual of shopping. One winner: Cyber Monday.

Connecting your online self to your offline self

Nov 28, 2014
Retailers are using what they learn online to sell you stuff in the store.

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More bosses let workers shop online during Cyber Monday

Dec 2, 2013
Companies say it's a morale booster and ensures that workers don't take the day off to shop at home.

Avoiding hacks on Cyber Monday, and using low tech for modern space exploration

Nov 26, 2012
Cyber Monday can offer windfalls to hackers as well as shoppers, and even though our space travel ability is improving, we still use plenty of simple technologies to push it forward.

If it's Monday, name that shopping day

Nov 26, 2012
Branded shopping days clutter the week that starts on Thanksgiving eve. With so many gimmicks, what’s the value of each one?