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  • CHICAGO, Nov 30- U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line. Sales on Cyber Monday, traditionally the busiest day of the year for Internet shopping, were up 14 percent from a...

  • Target

    High volume swamped Target's website on Cyber Monday, PayPal also briefly struggled.

  • Holiday Shoppers Seek Out Deals On Black Friday

    A big Thanksgiving holiday shopping push did not materialize, analyst Dana Telsey tells CNBC.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 30- U.S. online sales grew 14 percent on Cyber Monday, on track to set a record, leading some retail websites, like Target Corp's, to crash temporarily due to high customer traffic. Website outages and slow checkouts during the five-day shopping spree starting Thanksgiving Thursday, were also reported at PayPal Inc, department store chain Neiman...

  • Paypal

    Sometimes, all the stress tests in the world aren't enough to prevent a retail Web page from slowing down or crashing.

  • A worker prepares packages for delivery at an Amazon.com warehouse in Brieselang, Germany.

    Of the 10 Cyber Monday promotions since 2005, the major department stores have all traded down at least 9 of the 10 sessions.

  • Still, Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, with estimates that it will rack up over $3 billion in sales. "It's no longer about one day, but a season of digital deals," said Matthew Shay, president of retail trade group The National Retail Federation. Frenzied crowds seemed to be a thing of the past on Black Friday— the busy shopping day after...

  • LONDON, Nov 30- Britons spent 1.1 billion pounds shopping online on "Black Friday" last week, an increase of 36 percent on the previous year, according to an estimate published by retail researcher Experian-IMRG. "This... increase in spend... clearly shows that this date is likely to continue to be a permanent fixture in the online retail calendar in the UK, despite the...

  • Amazon drones are ready

    The online retail giant released a marketing video of its Prime Air delivery system, featuring Top Gun's Jeremy Clarkson.

  • Holiday sales season is elongated: Retail analyst Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 9:33 PM ET
    Holiday sales season is elongated: Retail analyst

    Dana Telsey, CEO and chief research officer at Telsey Advisory Group, discusses Black Friday weekend's retail sales and latest consumer trends.

  • After months of uninspiring sales growth and recent disappointments from Macy's and Nordstrom, shareholders of apparel sellers have had little to be thankful for and face a challenging holiday season. Shares of Macys and Nordstrom have reflected a shift by consumers away from discretionary items like designer-label clothes and cosmetics toward online...

  • Nov 29- U.S. holiday shopping is on track for a modest 3.7 percent rise this year after strong turnout during the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend and thanks to strong online sales, the National Retail Federation said on Sunday after releasing an annual consumer poll. NRF Chief Executive Officer Matt Shay said that he was encouraged by signs of improving...

  • What's Zalora's '12.12' online fever about? Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    What's Zalora's '12.12' online fever about?

    Chua Cheng Xun, MD for Hong Kong Zalora, explains how 12.12 Online Fever is an industry-wide initiative to promote e-commerce.

  • Zalora: Our sales results have been really encouraging

    Chua Cheng Xun, MD for Hong Kong Zalora, discusses the e-commerce platform's Black Friday and Cyber Monday strategy.

  • U.S. online shopping rivals store trips-NRF survey Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 3:58 PM ET

    Nov 29- An equal number of U.S. shoppers sought to buy items online as they did in physical stores over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to a closely watched survey by the leading retail industry lobby, highlighting the growing importance of e-commerce during the crucial holiday shopping season. In releasing its survey on Sunday, the National Retail...

  • WASHINGTON— Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.6 billion in 2014, according to preliminary figures from research firm ShopperTrak. And sales on Thanksgiving dropped to $1.8 billion from just over $2 billion.

  • S Carolina shoppers latest to pay taxes on Amazon sales Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | 9:46 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— A sales-tax break the Legislature gave Amazon in 2011 expires Jan. 1, making South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut similar deals with the online retail giant. South Carolina was among 10 states that gave Amazon a temporary tax reprieve in exchange for jobs and investment, Behlke said. In all, South Carolina loses out...

  • Forget gadgets...eBay users are snatching up gold Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 3:58 PM ET

    Online retailer eBay is seeing strong demand for deals on precious metals this holiday season.

  • LONDON, Nov 27- Britons splashed out on "Black Friday" bargains on Friday but many opted to go online rather than head to the shops for an event imported from the United States that has become a key feature of the UK retail calendar. Researcher Conlumino is forecasting the event will generate UK sales, both in stores and online, of 1.6 billion pounds, up 20 percent on...

  • Shopping online? Here's how to protect yourself Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Shopping online? Here's how to protect yourself

    How to protect your identity while holiday shopping online.