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IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2019 holiday shopping season is fast-approaching! Parcel Pending, the leader of package delivery solutions, today announced their predictions for the top holiday shopping season trends that retailers should pay attention to this gift-giving season!
The 2018 holiday shopping season was one for the books with a five percent increase in consumer spending over 2017 and $850 billion in online and retail sales. In fact, online spending grew by 19.1 percent in 2018 compared to 2017 and contributed over 13 percent to total holiday sales. Adobe Analytics reports that shoppers spent $110.5 billion online in 2018. This year, Deloitte predicts that U.S. retail sales will surge up to 5 percent between November and January to $1.1 trillion in sales.
“What’s interesting about the 2019 holiday shopping season is the fact that many consumers have already jumpstarted their shopping - earlier than in years’ past – and it’s primarily being done on their mobile devices,” stated Cynthia Aadal, VP of Retail Strategy at Parcel Pending. “This year, I think we are going to see a significant boost in mobile shopping, which set a new record last year representing 33.1 percent of total retail revenue. With more consumers shopping online, retailers need to be poised and ready to deliver a phenomenal omnichannel experience and that is where our BOPIL retail solutions come into play.”
2019 Holiday Shopping Season Trend Predictions for Retailers:
“It’s going to be another record-breaking holiday shopping season in terms of sales, which will be fueled by online and mobile shopping. Retailers can capitalize on consumer spending by arming themselves with our BOPIL retail locker solutions,” continued Aadal. “BOPIL helps retailers generate more revenue during the busy holiday shopping season by streamlining their BOPIS process. This helps to enhance their customer experience and improve retail staff efficiencies significantly. Bottom line, if you want to boost your revenue this holiday season then you need to invest in BOPIL.”
Parcel Pending is a leading provider of BOPIL retail solutions designed to simplify the BOPIS process. The way it works is simple. Once an online retail order is fulfilled - be it groceries, clothing, electronics, cosmetics and more - the items are placed into one of the Parcel Pending lockers located at the retail store. Customers are then instantly notified by text or email and provided with a unique code that they can type or scan at the locker kiosk. They can then quickly and easily pick up their order at their convenience by going to the retail store and simply entering their personal code into the locker.
To learn more about Parcel Pending, visit www.parcelpending.com.
About Parcel Pending
Parcel Pending is the world’s largest secure parcel locker provider with over 25 million packages safely and securely delivered. Parcel Pending combines 100% Always-On Customer Service, electronic lockers and mobile applications to improve the customer experience, while reducing operating costs. Parcel Pending markets to homebuilders, multifamily communities, commercial office buildings and retailers throughout North America and Canada. More information is available by calling 844-312-9101 or at www.parcelpending.com.