$1 Trillion Dollars – U.S. Holiday Shopping is on the Rise

After working in retail for part of my professional life, nothing beats the thrill, excitement and stress of the holiday season.  Whether you work for a traditional retail store, in e-commerce or are selling a service, the mantra from management during this time is sales, sales, sales.  There is no doubt that many companies need to have a successful November and December to demonstrate fiscal stability. In some cases these two months can catapult a company into future success or failure.

In this holiday season  it is clear and evident that consumers are buying.  Whether it’s in retail stores, online, or thru apps, the U.S. experts predict a season in which consumers will spend over 1 trillion dollars during the 2019 holiday season.  For more stats click here.  Be sure to take the quiz at the end.


By Paul Stanish
Paul Stanish Associate Director, Pulsifer Career Development Center Paul Stanish