U.S. online holiday sales from Nov. 1 through Dec. 26 increased 15% from a year ago, which brings a total spent up to $35.3 billion, according to the latest figures from comScore. For the week ending Christmas Day, online retail spending was up 16% to $2.8 billion. By the end of December, the Web research firm has forecast online holiday spending will reach $37.6 billion.
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Thanks to award winning customer service, pre- and post-sales support, as well as our 74 years of honest to goodness hard work, Abt is an accredited Better Business Bureau online business.
You can trust Abt.com to be here for you throughout every step of your purchase. We will be here to answer questions, fulfill warranties, and provide technical support for the life of your appliances and electronics.
Abt is a long-standing Better Business Bureau member and Billy Abt is also a veteran BBB board member.
Congratulations to Gina, Abt’s Blog Contest Winner. She will receive an iPod Shuffle. Check back with Abt.com/Blog for future contests, store information, product information, and more!
From everyone at Abt, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.
We are here to assist you in the store, on the phone, or via live chat until 6 p.m. this evening.
The Abt’s showroom, phone sales, and live chat will be closed on December 25, but our website is always open!
Again, Happy Holidays from the Abt Family to you!
This holiday season, many people will be doing some, if not all of their shopping on-line. On-line shopping is a fast, easy way to get shopping finished without ever setting foot in a mall.
Stores like Abt.com are customer-friendly, and we take many necessary steps to insure that customer information is safe and protected. Many stores are the same way. Unfortunately, like a pick-pocket in a crowded shopping mall, there are scammers waiting to take advantage of you on-line too. Here a few tips to help you stay safe when shopping on-line this year.
Always use websites that have a little padlock located somewhere on the page. Make it mandatory that you only use websites that are secure. If you are unable to locate the padlock, look at the web address. If you see an “https” the website is secure. If you notice that the website only has “http” then I would navigate to another website that is secure.
Many stores require a log in and password. Try to avoid using the same password for all of the different websites you use. Try to make it something that has numbers and letters. Identity thieves could try to crack your password using familiar things to you, like a pet or child’s name.
Keep your computer protected. Wireless connections enable free movement of laptops and netbooks. If your computer is not protected, you could get a virus or someone could get access to your network—and information on that network.
Never respond to email from someone that you don’t know. Spam filters can sweep them into a junk mail folder before they even reach you. That’s another reason to have good security on your computer. Good computer security will have an email feature that blocks spam.
Another on-line shopping safety measure is dedicating credit card for use only when shopping on-line. If you only use one credit card for all of your purchases, if anything were to happen, you need not worry about cancelling all of your credit cards. Another benefit to using a credit card is that it’s not connected to your checking account. If a dispute for a charge is necessary, you won’t have any cash in limbo.
If you would like additional safety information for on-line shopping visit staysafeonline.org.
Abt is constantly working to make Abt.com easier to navigate and more informative. Currently we are updating the buying guides, product information, and staying up-to-date with technology for our customers.
One of the latest improvements to Abt.com is the new specials category. It will effortlessly guide you to our weekly specials, new arrivals, best selling items, merchandise available for pre-order, the top-reviewed products we carry, just-reduced models, displays and returned merchandise.
Next time you are on Abt.com, click around our constantly evolving website to see all of the improvements.
It’s always nice to see a familiar face. Abt.com has revamped the Web Sales page so that you can get to know your sales professional a little bit better. After much thought, each web sales professional contributed a quote that will give you a more insight into whom they are. Along with their quotes, they have each provided a picture of themselves or something that they are fond of. Simply click each name to get to know our award winning internet sales team.