Holiday Web shoppers use social sites for deals, gift ideas

16 Nov 2009

According to research conducted by the Opinion Research Corporation and Yesmail, 27 percent of online shoppers who plan to both research and buy holiday gifts online this year will look for ideas about what friends and family want on social sites such as Facebook. Of these online shoppers, 45 percent will use social networking to research items, compare prices and look for offers.

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.