Holiday Shopping 2021
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It was obvious last year that online Holiday would break records nationwide. The impact of the pandemic brought most people inside and caused online shopping to skyrocket.
This year - and beginning this weekend - that trend will increase as well. According to Business Insider, mobile commerce (m-commerce) is predicted to account for 36% of all eCommerce sales this year. And currently, mobile apps are converting customers 157% more often than mobile website counterparts.
In this issue we provide two important Talking Business interviews. cbsi's Jack provides shopping tips that will help your bank card customers. And cbsi's Peter Alter discusses shopping benefits that every financial institution should provide to its bank card customers.
Enjoy and Safe Holiday Shopping.
Peter Alter: Holiday Travel and Retail Products Discussion
cbsi's Peter Alter and Ken Kraetzer of cbsiServices.com discuss how travel and shopping are sharply increasing at the start of the 2021 Holiday Season.
Jack Hojnar: How to Shop Smart this Holiday Season
cbsi's Jack Hojnar and Ken Kraetzer discuss Holiday Tips for Credit Card Customers, positive retail and eCommerce sales result for Third Quarter, and projections thru January.
What We're Reading
With Holiday Shopping expected to be a bit chaotic this year, we believe these articles will provide timely and useful advice.
- Tips to Make Sure Your Gifts Aren't Affected by Holiday Supply Chain Issues
- The 2021 Guide to Holiday Shopping in a Season of Shortages
- BBB Tip: Shop Safe and Shop Smart This Holiday Season
- The Smart Shopper's Guide to Black Friday Deals 2021
- 7 Money Strategies for Savvy Holiday Shopping
- Top 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips for 2021
- Top 17 Cyber Monday Shopping Tips to Score the Best Deals
HVDMA Founder's Award Winner: Ken Kraetzer
Please join all of us at cbsi in congratulating our very own, Ken Kraetzer, as the recipient of the 2021 Hudson Valley Direct Marketing Association Founders Award.
Along with his many accomplishments, Ken is the cbsi "Roving Ambassador" to the Financial and Marketing industries, monitoring industry events via his "Talking Business" series. His podcast includes hundreds of cogent interviews each year with industry leaders, keeping CBSI, and you, our clients, abreast of dynamic changes affecting these industries.
You can congratulate Ken directly at firstname.lastname@example.org