The Rundown Report: Christmas sales surge, Apple and free Amazon parcels

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As advent begins, we’ve got a Christmas theme for you this week with our top news stories of the week gone by:

1. What Christmas shopper are you?

According to the retail gazette, there are 10 types of Christmas shoppers from the ‘all in one’, to the ‘last minute panic’ and the ‘Scrooge’. We thought the ‘nightmare gifter’ who ‘always gets it wrong’ would bring a smile to your face.

2. Are you decking the halls with Christmas marketing?

Optimising your emails, building customer loyalty and integrating m-commerce into your marketing strategy are some of this season’s top 12 marketing tips. Make sure you read up on these now.

3. Have you ever wondered what Amazon’s warehouse looks like at Christmas?

At this extremely busy time of year for the online giant, the following picture shows what it’s like inside one of Amazon’s factories. Click the image below to peek inside several of Amazon’s warehouses across the globe.

Amazon

4. High street sales up 2.6% in Christmas surge

In the run up to Christmas, December sales increased by 2.6%, surpassing expectations, driven by furniture, clothes, specialist stores and electronic devices. Britain’s retailers such as Next, Argos and Dixons have emerged as big winners.

5. Student to keep Amazon parcels despite delivery mistake

Robert Quinn received several packages including a Samsung 3D TV, a Galaxy Pro tablet and a laptop. He has been informed that he can keep £3,600 worth of gifts from Amazon which were mistakenly sent to him. Lucky thing, that’s his Christmas shopping finished!

Robert Quinn Amazon Returns

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