LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Newegg, the holiday shopping destination of choice for tech enthusiasts, recently closed the books on its most successful Black November to date, driven in large part by strong sales from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday. In aggregate, during this five-day period Newegg sales increased 19.1% year-over-year. In contrast, online shopping as a whole increased 15.2% over that same period (Adobe Digital Insights, November 29, 2016). Newegg outpaced e-commerce industry trends with strong sales of virtual reality (VR) equipment, gaming notebooks and video game consoles. Popular PC upgrade components and accessories such as graphics cards, SSDs and monitors were also popular.
With less than three weeks until Christmas, Newegg offers some helpful tips for holiday shoppers in search of the perfect gift:
Ship to FedEx Locations
With so many people shopping online this time of year, it’s no surprise thieves are out in force. Customers can follow these recommendations to keep “porch pirates” at bay:
- Take advantage of Newegg’s new “Hold for Pick-up at FedEx Location” option for secure storage and convenient pick up
- When shipping to residential addresses, customers can track their order status to know when their packages will arrive and limit how long they sit unattended at their homes
- And for added peace of mind, customers can install an IP/Network camera to deter thieves, and capture valuable visual evidence if a package is taken
Get to Know Shipping Deadlines
When shopping online in December, it’s valuable to understand various shipping deadlines. This will save customers money and help them avoid the frustration of gifts that arrive after Christmas.
Make Well-informed Purchasing Decisions
Finding the perfect gift – especially tech products – can be a daunting task. Before making a purchase, make sure to browse some of the millions of customer reviews on Newegg.com. And Newegg’s customer service team is always on hand to offer expert advice and support before and after purchase.
Understand the Ins and Outs of VR
Some of the hottest sellers this holiday are products that bring VR into the home. VR requires powerful computers; it’s possible a component or two may need to be upgraded to ensure a flawless VR experience. Visit Newegg’s VR portal to learn what you need and how to check to ensure your machine is VR-ready.
Whether shopping from home or on the go, Newegg’s desktop, mobile and app-based shopping experience is second to none. For more information and to stay up-to-date on the latest holiday deals from Newegg, visit http://www.newegg.com/HolidayDeals.
About Newegg Inc.
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. The award-winning website has more than 28 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics products, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Using the site's online tech community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other computer, gaming and consumer electronics enthusiasts. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California. Newegg operates Hybrid Centers in City of Industry, CA and Richmond Hill, Ontario.