Powered by a pandemic-driven shift toward online shopping, U.S. retail sales rose 3% during this year’s expanded holiday shopping season, a report by Mastercard said on Saturday. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribeReuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled.Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reuters/?hl=en
The day is also known as “Panic Saturday,” because this shopping holiday is all about getting last-minute holiday gifts.
Not-Amazon is just one of many initiatives across the country trying to make it easier for time-strapped shoppers to look beyond e-commerce stalwarts during the crucial holiday shopping season and beyond
As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on during a high-stakes Black Friday for businesses, e-commerce and shipping have surged as have our expectations around how quickly our items should arrive, and the carbon emissions that come with that