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Will Amazon Prime Day Lift All Boats Again This Year?

2020 was a confusing year for retail, but at least it ended better than it began. And as the world slowly reopens for business in 2021, all evidence suggests that consumers are ready to reopen their wallets as well.

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When Black Friday Comes, We Want In-store Pick Ups and Free Delivery

Thanksgiving 2019 falls late in the month — November 28th, to be exact — which means there are six fewer shopping days between your last bite of turkey and your first sip of Christmas eggnog. This fact isn’t lost on retailers, who spend all year figuring out how to get a larger share of holiday expenditures. One emerging strategy is to supplement conventional last-mile delivery with convenient local walk-in centers to provide better customer service, especially in busy urban markets. 

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Customer Pick-Up Center, Not Black Friday, 2016’s Holiday Phenomenon

It used to be that Black Friday was the day of days for retail sales. Holiday revenue — and annual receipts for that matter — all hinged on luring huge crowds into stores on Black Friday. But the past few years haven’t been kind to Black Friday in-store sales, including this year. The number of people who went to stores to start their holiday shopping slid downward once again. 

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