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Thats sooner than the Seattle-based startup began deals last year, she said. Kickoff Time We are doubling down on Monday the 25th and viewing that as the kickoff to Black Friday Week, Park said. Because its hard to extend holidays on the back end, many e-tailers who have the flexibility of modifying and reworking promotions are pulling the holiday season forward more aggressively than ever before. By Nov. 18, 10 percent of shoppers had completed holiday purchases, a threshold thats usually reached over Black Friday weekend, according to researcher NPD Group. That doesnt mean retailers are ignoring Cyber Monday.
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Online stores rival each other in slashing prices for Christmas sales

After a bit of arguing on the phone they did take it back — the merchant may have been sleazy, but not criminal. Still, you need to be careful. Symantec reports that “every second, 18 adults become a victim of cybercrime, resulting in more than one-and-a-half million cybercrime victims each day on a global level.” You don’t want to be one of them. Just because you haven’t heard of a company doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not trustworthy.
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ITC sets up online store locator

“ITC’s product portfolio includes a large number of premium products like Dark Fantasy Choco Fills, Delishus cookies, Aashirvaad multi-grain atta and Fiama Di Wills shower gels that are available in select outlets. In order to provide consumers convenient access to FMCG products, the store locator has mapped stores across 150 cities and towns,” Puri said. ITC plans to link its inventory billing online bead shops at the outlets to the network so that buyers aren’t disappointed by stocks running out when they get to the stores. “We can leverage this (information) highway for more intense consumer connect in the future,” Puri said. FMCG major ITC sets up store locator to give sales a big push The company soft-launched the store locator in May and has recorded more than 29,000 hits since then.
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Magid: Tips for safe shopping online

Mon, November 25, 2013 Tweet More stores are trying to tempt online shoppers with lowered prices in the run up to Christmas [POSED BY MODEL/GETTY] Some 44 per cent of the UKs small and medium-sized web retailers will be slashing prices to boost sales in the run-up to Christmas, a Royal Mail study showed. The poll of 458 online retailers showed they expect this coming Saturday to be the busiest Christmas online sales day as shoppers try to allow enough time for products to be delivered. Just under a third of those surveyed said keeping prices competitive while still making a profit was their biggest challenge. The study contained a cautionary note for traditional retailers saying online retailers believed their main competition would come from web rivals rather than the high street.
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