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Will It Be Black Thursday This Year?
Posted By Minda Zetlin On November 22, 2011 @ 5:00 pm In Apps,Business Software,E-Commerce,Internet and Online Business,Smartphones and PDAs,Tablets and eReaders | No Comments
After you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey this Thursday, what will you do next? While some may nap or watch football, a huge number of Americans will get started  on their holiday shopping, according to prognosticators at PayPal.
Experts say mobile shopping, which has been growing by leaps and bounds, may triple this year over last year. PayPal reports seeing $10 million in mobile payments daily, even before the start of the holiday shopping season. Mobile and online shopping mean no waiting for stores to open, which is why PayPal expects the holiday season to start on Thursday rather than the traditional “Black Friday” this year.
And while shoppers are expected to spend, they’ll likely do it more cautiously  than in years past, according to a new study from Deloitte, which reports that nine out of ten shoppers know what they’re going to buy before arriving at a store. How will this reduction in impulse buying affect ShopKick, the new Android app that offers special deals after you arrive at a store? Stay tuned.
Read more at TechCrunch .
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 get started: http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/13/how-google-ebay-and-paypal-are-gearing-up-for-a-very-mobile-holiday-shopping-season/
 more cautiously: http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/20/the-death-of-the-impulse-shopper/
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