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“Holiday Shopping Survival Guide 2013” on Business 2 Community

11/13/2013

By Harry Whitehouse

Due to a bizarre calendar quirk, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas (AKA “prime holiday shopping time”) is one week shorter than usual. Couple this with the fact that Hanukkah is starting in November (Thanksgivukkah, anyone?) and you’ve got yourself a perfect maelstrom for a rushed holiday shopping season.

But retailers are making up for lost time by kickstarting the season earlier than ever.

The best deals will happen sooner than later, so early-bird shopping is critical.

The team of e-commerce experts at Endicia ( e-commerce shipping technology) pulled together a one-stop shop for all your holiday shopping needs with their “Everything You Need to Know About Holiday Shopping” infographic. This visual maps out the best days to find discounts by product, last minute shipping deadlines, carrier costs and some handy shopping apps to help you navigate the plethora of sales.

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