Top 5 Sellers: Toys & Games

Kids have sent their wish lists off to the North Pole, and elves frazzled parents are scouring websites and stores to score this year’s hottest toys. Given the popularity of items like Fingerlings and Hatchimals, we were curious to see which toys were actually …

2017 Holiday Gifting Trends: An Early Read

We all have that Facebook friend who finished her holiday shopping in October, and shared Instagram stories of neatly wrapped gifts under a perfect tree (before we had even bought our Thanksgiving turkey). But how many people truly plan that far ahead? What …

Amazon Echo and the Rise of Smart Speaker Shopping

With 50% penetration among U.S. households, more than 80 million Prime members, and the recent acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon’s continuous expansion is upending the world of retail. And now, even their technology itself is poised to change shopping behavior. Amazon Echo …

Halloween: It’s Not Just about the Candy

It’s not a shock that candy sales ramp up in October for Halloween, just like they do in December for Christmas, in February for Valentine’s Day, and in March or April for Easter. “But I don’t sell candy,” you say. …