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Enhancements to Abt’s Shipping Department

Friday, November 9th, 2012

“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 more about our local and nationwide shipping policies.

Thanksgiving & Black Friday Mobile Traffic Up 60% From 2010

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

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 day. Usablenet also found that iOS devices accounted for 42% of the traffic, trumping Android, and trouncing the tiny traffic from Windows and Nokia devices.

Black Friday Shopping Madness Around the Corner!

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

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 bargains are worth braving the cold and the crowds.

Here at Abt, no need to wait outside, or leave your Thanksgiving dinner early.  We plan on having a great sale all day!

Pick the Perfect Camera Size When Shopping Online

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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 have found a great way to help you decide.

When you visit the site, they have a list of cameras available on the market.  You can do a side-by-side comparison and get a better idea of how big it is and what it may look like in your hands.  A great tool for uncertain online shoppers.  Check it out.

e-Tailers Expecting Big Gains This Holiday Season

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

According to a newly released poll by, 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 outdone by any other online retailer, Abt will also offer excellent Holiday specials.  You can also shop on our Abt mobile site for easy on-the-go accessibility.  As the year comes to a close in the upcoming months, we will continue to have low prices, excellent selection and satisfaction, guaranteed!

Apple Announces MacBook Pro Updates

Monday, October 24th, 2011

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 processor. Both have received a slight bump in speed, as well as larger hard drives. The entry-level 13-inch gets a new 2.4-GHz processor (up from 2.3GHz), and increases its storage space from 320GB to 500GB. The faster MacBook Pro 13-inch gets a newer iteration of the Core i7, running at 2.8GHz (up from 2.7GHz) and getting a larger 750GB hard drive, increased from 500GB.

Get Your Order in Soon, Holiday Shipping Deadlines are Approaching

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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 our website: .

Currently, thousands of gifts ship free from and there are special shipping rates on oversized and overweight items (like large appliances).

There are a few things to keep in mind when you are placing your orders. All in-stock items should be ordered by December 17, in order to get to their destination by Christmas. If you are placing your orders after December 12, you may experience a delay in shipping due to the increase in volume at FedEx, the USPS, and UPS.


-Kelly B.