• I'm a live shopping host who sells vintage luxury bags. I've already earned over $2 million in sales this year

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Kimberly Balance. KIMMIEBBAGS
    Kimberly Balance sells vintage luxury bags through her online store, KIMMIEBBAGS.
    She also hosts live shopping shows on TikTok, Instagram, and Whatnot.
    This is Kimberly's story, as told to reporter Lakshmi Varanasi.
    In May 2020, I was running an agency that staffed brand ambassadors at marketing events. The pandemic was in full swing, no one was going to events, and my business took a halt. So I decided to take a chance on myself. I studied fashion in college and had a passion for luxury goods. I had been seeing ads for three free months of Shopify, so I...
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  • Thanksgiving 2022 online sales pip past forecasts at $5.3B, up 2.8% on last year, mobile accounted for 55% of all purchases

    8 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Analysts and e-commerce leaders have been predicting a muted online holiday shopping season this year, with sales in the first three weeks of November essentially flat over a year ago due to a weaker economy, inflation, and more people returning to shopping in stores again in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. But looking at Thanksgiving, the first big day of holiday spend, the numbers appear to be coming in stronger than expected. Adobe Analytics has published figures that indicate $5.29 billion was spent online on Thanksgiving Thursday. That is up 2.9% on a year ago, and ahead of the...
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