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Delivering Christmas 2013: it all starts here

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There’s a liberal sprinkling of Christmas in today’s Internet Retailing newsletter. We make no apology. This is, after all, the most important period of most retailers’ year, and especially in these straightened times. It’s a season that starts now – or at least tomorrow – according to findings from an SDL study that we report on today. Today we also have predictions of how much consumers will spend this Christmas, when they’ll be spending it, and what their buying habits are likely to be. It might be a bit glittery but it’s also vital stuff to make the most of this season. Read on for more of the Christmas spirit, as well as to find out how online spending fared in October, why supermarkets need to pay more attention to generation X and Y. We also have news of jobs at Internet Retailing.

If you missed a presentation that you’d like to catch up on at Internet Retailing Conference 2013, you can do so now through the post-event website. Visitors to can access all the presentations that we’ve been given permission to share with our audiences.

We have two positions that have opened up at InternetRetailing, a graduate researcher and a sales executive. Find out more at the links below.

Our webinars

We have an upcoming webinar to let you know about. Internet Retailing webinars are free to attend, and you can find out more by visiting our webinar page.

On November 5 at 11am, SLI Systems will investigate how a search-data-centric way of executing online merchandising can make the difference to the user experience that makes websites stand out. Use searchandising to increase ecommerce ROI will feature Ed Hoffman, VP of global sales and business development at SLI Systems. Find out more and register for the free event here.

Our events

We’re now gearing up for Internet Retailing Expo 2014 (IRX 2014) in Birmingham. The event will be held on March 26 and 27 at the NEC in Birmingham, where there’ll be an array of conference streams, workshops and a wide range of exhibitors showing off the latest cutting edge technologies. Watch the Internet Retailing website for the latest news on speakers and exhibitors, but registrations are already open on the IRX 2014 website.

Today’s stories

M&S sees multichannel sales grow by more than a quarter

Monday December 2 set to be busiest online shopping day in a £10bn commerce month

Online took its largest share of the retail market to date in October: BRC

Christmas shopping season starts here

Argos takes its Christmas catalogue digital

UK supermarkets need to adapt to the way generations Y and Z want to shop: study

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