Escalent Identifies Shopping and Travel Trends for Pivotal 2021 Holiday Season | Business

Brahm Buck

LIVONIA, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 28, 2021–

While COVID-19 defined consumer behaviors in 2020—from a moratorium on travel to a burst in online sales—its impacts will still be felt in 2021.

Consumers are split down the middle when it comes to choosing between in-store or online shopping. Nearly half of consumers plan to shop in brick-and-mortar retail stores this holiday season and just over half will opt for online and curbside pickup options. Further, a generational gap regarding travel persists among consumers, with younger groups planning to get back on the road and older groups reticent to travel or host large gatherings.

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Canada’s Shopify beats quarterly revenue expectations on online shopping boom

Brahm Buck

July 28 (Reuters) – Canada’s e-commerce giant Shopify Inc (SHOP.TO) beat second-quarter revenue expectations on Wednesday, on the back of a resilient online shopping trend precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shopify’s value nearly tripled over the last year due to unprecedented growth of the e-commerce sector as customers looked towards online shopping as the only viable alternative during the pandemic.

Even as vaccine rollouts ramp up and economies re-open, the boom in online shopping has been widely seen as a trend that is here to stay owing to ease of access, comfort and general shift in people’s lifestyles in a

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US online thrift shop Thredup to buy Bulgarian e-commerce co Remix

Brahm Buck

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 28 (SeeNews) – US online thrift shop Thredup Inc said it has agreed to acquire Bulgaria’s Remix Global, which operates the online second-hand clothes store Remixshop, for about $28.5 million (24.1 million euro) as part of its push to expand in Europe.

Under the takeover agreement, upon completion of the deal Thredup will also grant the Remix management team $6.5 million in restricted stock units to vest over four years, the US firm said in a press release published earlier this week.

Established in 2012, Remix Global operates in nine markets across Central and Eastern Europe –

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Moonbug Introduces Online Shop for Top Franchises

Brahm Buck

Moonbug Entertainment and personalized giftware specialist Star Editions unveiled a new e-shop for children’s entertainment franchises Blippi and CoComelon. 

“We are thrilled to be working with market leaders Star Editions, and excited that Moonbug fans now have a stunning new range of giftware that can be easily personalized for an even more special gift,” said Moonbug’s head of global retail Ryan Gorman.

On the e-shop, parents and fans will find and be able to purchase toys, games, and customizable gifts for both Moonbug brands. Products include personalized art prints, mugs, b bags, apparel, homeware, and stationery, as well as the

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With return to classroom watch out for online scams for school supplies

Brahm Buck


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With more students in Southwest Florida returning to classrooms this school year demand for school supplies will be high, leading to the possibility of shortages and raising concerns over online shopping scams.

In order for consumers to protect themselves, shoppers must make sure online deals are legitimate.

“What parents are challenged with at this point in time is juggling the transition from the at-home learning to the in-person learning,” said Sandra Guile with the Better Business Bureau.

There may be a shortage of supplies in stores which could lead to parents shopping online.

“This is where

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