sales  // Posts tagged as "sales"

12 Nov Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Holiday Retail Sales Seen Rising by 4%

Holiday Retail Sales Seen Rising by 4%

Analysts are optimistic about the upcoming holiday shopping season with many predicting a modest, but positive boost in retail sales compared to last year. That fourth-quarter optimism is echoed by ad specialty distributors, with many bullish on logoed corporate gift-giving programs and end-of-year sales in general. In September, Deloitte forecast a 4% to 4.5% increase […]

Read more...

15 Oct Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Q2 Distributor Sales Increase

Q2 Distributor Sales Increase

Data released recently by ASI shows that distributor sales grew by 6.1% in the second quarter of 2014, continuing a stretch of 18 consecutive quarterly gains. Meanwhile, the Counselor Confidence Index, a measure of distributor health, hit 113 in Q2 – just of last quarter’s record number – and well above the baseline that indicates […]

Read more...

11 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Small Biz Confidence Hits Six-Year High

Small Biz Confidence Hits Six-Year High

Owners of small companies are the most optimistic they’ve been since September of 2007, according to the latest survey from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The group’s Small Business Optimism Index rose for the third straight month, jumping 1.4 points in May, for a final reading of 96.6 – the best number since […]

Read more...

04 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Sales, Marketing Forecasts Up for Small Businesses

Sales, Marketing Forecasts Up for Small Businesses

Small businesses had a strong 2013, with more than 60% reporting increased revenues over the previous year, according to survey data released by Constant Contact. Owners expect the upswing to continue, with 81% of those surveyed optimistic that revenues will continue to rise in 2014. “It’s encouraging to see that small businesses expect their revenue […]

Read more...

02 Jul Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Alibaba Posts 66% Rise

Alibaba Posts 66% Rise

China-based tech firm Alibaba Group recorded fourth-quarter revenues of $3.06 billion, a year-over-year rise of 66%, according to an April presentation from major shareholder Yahoo. The sharp sales growth comes as Alibaba prepares for an initial public offering this year that will likely be the largest since Facebook’s 2012 market debut. Analysts believe Alibaba’s IPO, […]

Read more...

18 Jun Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Facebook Tops for Social Commerce

Facebook Tops for Social Commerce

Facebook is the social media platform that drives the most online sales. That’s according to a new study from Shopify, which found that Facebook funneled almost two-thirds of all social media visits to Shopify-run Web stores and resulted in about 85% of all orders from social forums. Facebook was especially dominant in certain shopping categories, […]

Read more...

16 Jun Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Retail Sales Soar

Retail Sales Soar

Making their biggest one-month jump since the fall of 2012, U.S. retail sales rose 1.1% in March, spurring more optimism about future economic strength. Core sales, which don’t include building materials, cars, gasoline and food, increased 0.8%, following a revised 0.4% rise in February, the Commerce Department said. Sales at automobile and parts dealers led […]

Read more...

20 Mar Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Distributor Sales Surpass $20 Billion in 2013

NEWSFLASH: Distributor Sales Surpass $20 Billion in 2013

Ad specialty distributors increased their revenues by 5.3% in 2013, pushing total industry sales to $20.5 billion last year, according to a report released by ASI. The result is an all-time annual high, besting the previous yearly record of $19.8 billion in distributor revenues in 2008. Data also showed distributors grew sales by 5.7% in […]

Read more...

03 Feb Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Online Sales Rose 17.3% Thanksgiving Weekend

NEWSFLASH: Online Sales Rose 17.3% Thanksgiving Weekend

U.S. online sales increased a total of 17.3% on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, according to ComScore, an analytics firm whose data is closely watched by Wall Street. The National Retail Federation (NRF) also estimated that retail sales over the full Thanksgiving weekend would reach $57.4 billion, with the average shopper spending $407.02, down from $423.55, […]

Read more...