Cyber Monday Site Gets Jump On Holiday Shopping - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Applications
News
11/18/2008
03:42 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Moving UEBA Beyond the Ground Floor
Sep 20, 2017
This webinar will provide the details you need about UEBA so you can make the decisions on how bes ...Read More>>

Cyber Monday Site Gets Jump On Holiday Shopping

Shop.org now features a price comparison engine that covers more than 600 retailers.

As online retailers gear up for early holiday sales this year, the National Retail Federation's online division has overhauled its site in hopes of drawing more shoppers.

Shop.org redesigned its shopping Web site, CyberMonday.com, with special promotions, free shipping, and discounts--two weeks before the official kick-off of the holiday shopping season. The site features more than 600 retailers and more than 20 million products.

The site now offers a comparison search engine that checks every merchant selling through the site to list the best deals on specific products. Users can narrow their searches by category, brand, price, and color. It also offers subscribers e-mail alerts for discounts, "Deal of the Hour" promotions, a new green products category, a top five list of the best online deals, and pages listing retailers with free shipping and gift cards.

The NRF expects gift cards to be popular this year with many Americans listing them as their top preference for receiving gifts and givers planning to make more practical selections than in years past.

Despite a poor economic climate, Mall Networks, which runs the site, has increased its capacity for this year's traffic. More than 1.5 million people visited the site during the 2007 holiday shopping season, Mall Networks reported. That's three times the number of visitors recorded in 2006, when the site first launched.

Shop.org donates its Web site proceeds to the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship Fund in memory of former Shop.org VP Ray Greenly. So far the site has raised over $400,000 for the fund, which helps students who are seeking careers in e-commerce.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll