SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We're only one week away from Christmas and, surprisingly, a lot of people are still scrambling on this year's presents for their loved ones. Recent surveys by The Omnibus Company (www.omnibus.com) show that more than 87% of the American population hasn't done their Christmas shopping yet. Interestingly, the parents are the ones that are waiting until the last minute the most – more than 95 of parents admitted to going down to the wire to buy their gifts.
Christmas shopping trends for the US
With the ever-increasing rise of technology, the fact that 2013 is the year of online shopping is not very surprising. Instead of waiting in long lines and arguing over the last remaining Xbox on the shelf, shoppers have decided to take the comfortable option of shopping from their very homes. Convenience is the primary reason for shopping online (76%) and lower prices come as a steady second (63%).
2013 is also the year online went mobile: One in four smartphone owners surveyed plan to use their devices to make a purchase – that's a 21% year-over-year increase. And 84 percent of smartphone shoppers surveyed said they used their device to make purchase decisions while in the store. Considering the needs of mobile users, AnyCodes.com have launched AnyCodes Android app and the coupon app for iPhone, featuring great deals at most popular stores.
Since the vast majority of the American population will be shopping online and in the last minute, major retailers across the country have taken all measures for keeping their shopper's wallets full by introducing the Free Shipping day on December 18. On this day, shoppers will get to buy many products without paying the costs of expedited shipping, with guarantees for delivery by Christmas Eve. AnyCodes.com, a site dedicated to providing top-notch online deals and money-saving coupon codes, has decided to pitch in by providing their shoppers with thousands of fabulous free shipping deals, which can be found on their Free Shipping Page.
"Christmas shopping is one of the most thrilling experiences in the year and we know how important it is to many people," says AnyCodes.com's CEO. "We want these days of jolly fun and merriment to go stress-free for everyone and that's why we've included these great deals and sales for our customers. Whatever it is you're buying for your loved ones, we'll make sure that it's both top quality and the most affordable price you can find!"
As an example, these are just some of the best Christmas coupons and deals you can find on Anycodes.com:
- Amazon - Christmas Store: up to 70% off + Christmas Trees: up to 60% off + much more
- Walmart - Numerous Christmas items up to 50% OFF + FREE shipping
- Sears - Up to 50% off + an extra 10% off Christmas Decorations
- Kohl's - 50% off + extra 10% off Trim-A-Tree
- Macy's - Up to 40% off + free shipping on home & gifts + Free gift with any $35 philosophy purchase
- Apple Store - iPad Air From $499 + iPhone 5s From $199
- HP – Save $250 on laptops
Majority of shoppers go for Gift Cards
According to NRF's Gift Card Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, holiday shoppers will spend an average of $163.16 on gift cards, which is up to 4% over the $156.86 they spent last year. Total spending on gift cards will reach $29.8 billion. This type of gift is also the most popular one to receive - 59.4% of U.S. consumers say they'd most like to receive gift cards.
"We follow closely all changes in shopping trends in the US so we can best accommodate our customers with their gift selection," says AnyCodes.com's Marketing Manager. "Those who are looking for discount gift cards can find a huge selection at our Discount Gift Cards Page. There is something in there for any pocket and any wallet – from tech gadgets to lingerie and airline discounts. We want nothing but the absolute best for our customers and will go to any lengths to give that to them, especially around the holidays."
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