Key Insights: Holiday shopping November spotlight, age profiles, preferences, and more

All the key ingredients you need to add to your marketing dough if you wish to taste success this holiday season.

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October 25, 2020 Categories

30-second summary:

  • Shining holiday lights on US consumer intentions for holiday shopping with age group profiles and more.
  • The overall holiday shopping sentiment remains positive across all households with incomes from $40K to $100K.
  • Most excitement can be seen in households that fall between the income range of $40K to $100K.
  • Where businesses can capture consumer attention during the holiday season 2020.
  • Key elements to consider for your holiday ads and messaging.
  • Top holiday gift choices and the sharp shifts in cross-border shopping for gadgets.
  • “Winter is coming” and so is the rise in TV, internet, and online shopping trends. Dive in to discover these insights.

Acing holiday shopping sales is no piece of cake. This week we help you dissect all the elements across holiday shopping, consumer intentions, marketing, advertising, sales, with a frosting of the feelings you can tap into for bigger slices of revenue.

Holiday shopping to peak in November

Unruly and Tremor Video’s recently launched study shines some holiday lights on US consumer intentions for holiday shopping. Here’s an age group profile of the holiday shopping peaks:

 

Where will your consumers shop

Key elements for holiday advertising

Here’s a prioritized list of how people/consumers want holiday ads to make them feel:

  1. Warm (40%)
  2. Happy (57%)
  3. Inspired (36%)
  4. Nostalgic (30%)
  5. Amused (21%)

In terms of advertising and messaging, nearly 50% of consumers under 55 years feel businesses should reference COVID-19 in their ads. A closer look at the age profiles that strongly agree with the above looks like this:

In addition to this, the majority of people (56%) thankfully aren’t being adventurous and plan on staying indoors during the holidays while a mere 4% intend to travel overseas followed by 25% planning to travel within their respective state.

Of these adventurous wanderers that plan on traveling, 56% plan on traveling by road in their own cars.

Winter brings warmer sales and leads: Consumers’ preferences

“Winter is coming” and so is the rise in TV, internet, and online shopping trends.

The overall holiday shopping sentiment remains positive across all households with incomes from $40K to $100K. In fact, most excitement can be seen in households that fall between the income range of $40K to $100K.

As consumers will stay indoors more these are their most favorite activities they will engage in:

In addition to these, holiday plans include:

Top holiday gift choices

  1. Clothing (49.4%)
  2. Beauty & Personal Care (27.2%)
  3. Toys (33.4%)
  4. Electronics (28.7%)
  5. Food (27.7%)
  6. Alcohol (15.4%)

Gadgets consumers are keen on buying this holiday season

In light of the Global Shopping Festival (Nov 11, 2020), leading global retail online marketplace, AliExpress closely observed sharp shifts in cross-border shopping as consumers search for better-priced technology products. These were the key findings in macro-developments and shifts in online shopping behaviors that have been affected by COVID-19:

TVs are a stand-out product category as AliExpress saw a month-on-month increase in TV bookings from April to August 2020.

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