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Abt Black Friday Sale Ad

Holiday shopping season officially kicks off in about 48 hours, with the start of Black Friday sale weekend. But while many shoppers—and retail employees—will be queuing up outside in the cold on Thanksgiving night, hoping to get one of a handful of “doorbuster” deals, we’ll all still be at home, enjoying our day off and questioning whether we should have taken that third slice of pie. The good news is that you…

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Enhancements to Abt’s Shipping Department

“More streamlined, more efficient and much faster”.  Those are the descriptions our shipping manager Eric R. used when talking about Abt’s new shipping department changes. With the upcoming holiday months approaching, we want to make sure you get your products on time and exactly the way you wanted   This holiday season, feel confidant in your online purchases and know your gifts are important to us, as they are to you.  Visit our special  dedicated Abt Shipping page to learn…

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Thanksgiving & Black Friday Mobile Traffic Up 60% From 2010

Purchasing goods on cellular phones is a growing medium for ecommerce, with users sourcing deals from their phones and tablets before visiting physical stores.  A new study by Usablenet tracked various retail websites and tracked 18 million page views and 1 million mobile users over Thanksgiving and Black Friday. It saw mobile traffic to its clients was up 60% from the same period last year, with Thanksgiving sending more traffic than the following…

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Black Friday Shopping Madness Around the Corner!

In less than a week, consumers will hit the stores in a wild frenzy to shop for great deals.  Some are even camping outside stores now, waiting for a full week to get the best prices of the year.  A survey, conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and BIGresearch, shows that 74 million people definitely plan to hit the stores Thanksgiving weekend, while another 77 million said they will do so if the…

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Pick the Perfect Camera Size When Shopping Online

If you are searching for a great camera for this coming holiday season, there are many great features to think of.  One that some never think of first, is camera size.  If you are shopping online it’s hard to tell how big the camera may be by just looking at a few pictures.  The people over at camerasize.com have found a great way to help you decide. When you visit the site,…

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e-Tailers Expecting Big Gains This Holiday Season

According to a newly released poll by Shop.org, a representative of the National Retail Federation, online retailers are expecting a big increase in holiday sales over last year’s.  To generate those gains, more e-tailers will provide free shipping on holiday purchases, up from 84.8 percent last year; nearly a third plan to launch the offers earlier in the season, and more than half  have significantly invested in mobile-optimized websites. Not to be…

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Apple Announces MacBook Pro Updates

Apple unveiled updates to its entire MacBook Pro lineup, which have faster processors, improved performance, and larger hard drives without changing prices. The upgrades on the faster MacBook models will be available in time for the 2011 Christmas shopping season. The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes in two configurations, an entry-level configuration that sells for $1,199.00 with an Intel Core i5 processor, and a faster $1,499.00 model equipped with an Intel Core i7…

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Get Your Order in Soon, Holiday Shipping Deadlines are Approaching

Winter is here. If you are in the Chicagoland area, you woke up to freshly fallen snow and no matter how beautiful it can be, it can also make driving a hassle. If you are like me, you do your holiday shopping from the comfort of your home. Abt’s holiday shipping deadlines are fast approaching, so make sure you get your orders in soon. The holiday shipping deadlines can be found on…

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