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Many consumers still haven’t finished their holiday shopping

December 21, 2012

Fifty-five percent of holiday shoppers still have half of their gift purchases to make, according to a RetailMeNot Shoppers Trend Report.

Fifty-five percent of holiday shoppers still have half of their gift purchases to make, according to a RetailMeNot Shoppers Trend Report. “Consumers can still make those big purchases both online and in-store for everything from apparel to consumer electronics to sporting goods, but be prepared to see product inventories start to thin out the closer we get to Christmas,” says RetailMeNot Insider’s Trae Bodge.

The survey also indicates that males are more likely than females to not have started shopping, and parents are more likely than those without children to say they spent more money than they expected. Meanwhile, a Lands’ End survey found that 30 percent of this season’s gift buyers have yet to make a single purchase. Of consumers who have started their holiday shopping, 79 percent said they still have gifts to purchase, while 51 percent said they have up to five gifts left on their shopping list. The survey also found that National Free Shipping Day is an added shopping incentive for 39 percent of shoppers.

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