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Archive for November, 2011

Cyber Monday Numbers Are In: Sales Up 33% Over Last Year

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Researchers at IBM Benchmark cites an increase of online sales from 2010 by 33% this Cyber Monday.

As mentioned earlier in this blog, on the rise of Black Friday sales on cellular phones, Cyber Monday was no different.  The report also found that about 8% of sales were made on a mobile device as compared to 2.25% in the same period last year. Over 80 percent of retailers said that they were planning to offer Cyber Monday promotions, the Associated Press reported, and 123 million American shoppers planned to check out the Monday deals.

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WGN & Abt Toy Drive 2011

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

This Thursday, December 1st, 2011 WGN TV and Abt Electronics are teaming up for WGN’s 9th annual Toy Drive. Once again, WGN is partnering with the Jennifer Hudson Foundation in Honor of Julian King.  WGN will be on location in the morning at Abt Electronics to promote the special event.

We are open from 9am-9pm, so all day tomorrow, if you come in and donate a toy, you will receive a free, $20 gift card from Abt Electronics.  One gift card per family.  Our promotion is for Thursday December 1st, but the actual toy collection will go until December 18th.  We hope you can make it out to brighten the holiday for a child this season.  See you there!

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Cyber Monday at Abt Electronics

Monday, November 28th, 2011

If you haven’t finished up your holiday shopping, Abt has all your Cyber Monday deals.  The last few years Cyber Monday has competed against Black Friday as the go-to holiday deal day.  Today will be no different with great prices on all your favorite items.  Shop our website or give us a call at 888-228-5800.

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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.

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Abt Greets Cold Black Friday Shoppers With Hot Cups of Coffee

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

The Black Friday madness is winding down, but here at Abt Electronics, we have a great sale all weekend long.  Just yesterday, we balked from the traditional early-morning-openings for a more relaxing opening just before 8am.  We had customers waiting outside before the doors opened so we offered them up some free coffee and even got our gates up just before our normal start time.

We would like to thank all our customers who chose us as one of there Black Friday Shopping destinations, and remember the sale didn’t stop yesterday.  You can come in all this weekend for great deals as well as get a free picture with Santa in our Atrium from 12pm-4pm.  Hope to see you there!

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Happy Thanksgiving From Abt!

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

All of us at Abt would like to wish you and yours a wonderful and safe Happy Thanksgiving!

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Abt’s Mustache Madness!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Nothing like a little Movember challenge to alleviate the busy holiday hours at retail.  Several employees in the web department at Abt decided it would be a completely random and silly idea to see what it would look like if they grew mustaches for an entire month.  After several weeks of inspecting mirrors, combing their upper lips with very small brushes and teasing one another on who can’t grow a manly mustache, the day came to show it off…Not a bad looking rowdy bunch of outlaw-looking Abt.com representatives!

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Thanksgiving Sale at Abt!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Right now, you can save throughout our website during our Thanksgiving Sale, plus free shipping on most items.  Start your holiday shopping right away and get great deals on appliances, electronics and more!

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Bundle Up and Get Great Savings at Abt Electronics

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Make you holiday shopping a bit easier and get more bang for your buck at Abt Electronics.  Right now, you can bundle up with some great deals on products online or in our store.  Happy shopping!

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LaunchPort Arriving At Abt Electronics

Monday, November 21st, 2011

First mentioned on this blog from CEDIA 2011, LaunchPort’s iPad docking station asked you a simple question, “What if your iPad didn’t need wires?”  Now you can finally find out.  Abt Electronics is the only retailer in the Chicagoland area to introduce this great new product.  Using it is simple.  After it has been installed, it allows you do dock your unit, wherever, while charging it with an inductive charger built within the docking station.

For more information, visit our full line of LaunchPort products, or call us at 888-228-5800.

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