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Parcel Monitor: 5 Holiday Shopping Trends You Should Know for Peak Season Success


In the bustling world of retail and e-commerce, there exists a season that stands as the cornerstone of annual operations – a time when shopping carts are filled to the brim, logistics couriers race against the clock, and shoppers worldwide embark on a collective journey of gift-giving and self-indulgence. This is the peak shopping season, a period of heightened anticipation and activity that shapes the destinies of retailers and online merchants alike.

As the holiday season approaches, retailers and consumers alike are gearing up for the most anticipated shopping period of the year. To thrive in this peak season, it's crucial to stay ahead of the game by understanding the key holiday shopping trends. According to our media partner Parcel Monitor, these are some of the biggest trends you should keep a close eye on for a successful peak season:

  • 52% of customers are inclined to make additional purchases when offered the option of free returns.

  • The primary factors shaping consumers' buying choices are the price of the product, complimentary shipping, and feedback from other customers.

  • 51% of customers consider the presence of alternative delivery choices to be highly significant.

Check out the article for the rest of the trends!