Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Craig Lowell, AppNeta Blog, Gerardo A Dada, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

Future Shop's third annual Cyber Monday sale to draw more than 1M Canadians to Futureshop.ca

Future Shop unveils five useful tips to help prepare for Cyber Monday

Announcement Highlights:

  1. Cyber Monday is the second biggest online sales event in Canada, drawing more than 1M visitors to Futureshop.ca. The deals drop at Futureshop.ca on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 10 p.m. EST.
  2. Door crasher deals will be offered on Futureshop.ca and available for viewing and purchase online or through Future Shop's mobile Apps, complete with free shipping on orders over $20.
  3. Future Shop unveils five useful tips to help prepare for successful Cyber Monday shopping.

BURNABY, BC, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - When Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, pioneered Cyber Monday in Canada just three years ago, it was relatively unknown to shoppers north of the border.  Today, Cyber Monday is the second largest online shopping day for Futureshop.ca next to Boxing Day. This day has become such a phenomenon in Canada over the past few years that Future Shop is anticipating to double Cyber Monday sales compared to 2011 and will attract more than one million online visitors to Futureshop.ca, searching out the best deals online from the comfort of their own home or office on Monday morning.

With less than a month's worth of shopping days left between Cyber Monday and Christmas, Future Shop is once again providing consumers with huge savings on Futureshop.ca and its mobile apps during its third annual Cyber Monday sale. Canadians can save big on the most popular gift-giving products from Future Shop, including tablets, laptops, digital cameras, video games, TVs and more.  In addition to consumer electronics, Future Shop will also be offering deals on its expanded assortment of products online, such as furniture, travel and luggage and baby products. Shopping is easy with fast, free shipping on orders over $20*.

"Seventy per cent of our customers have heard of Cyber Monday, yet just 22 per cent purchased something in 2011," said Thierry Hay-Sabourin, of eCommerce, Future Shop. "This year, we're expecting our sales to double on Futureshop.ca thanks to our red-hot deals. In just three years, Cyber Monday has already become the second most trafficked day on our site next to Boxing Day."

To stay on top of this year's online-only offers, customers are encouraged to sign-up for Future Shop's e-newsletter and connect on Facebook and Twitter @FS_Deals). A sneak peek of some of the 2012 Cyber Monday deals will be shared through the Future Shop newsletter this Friday. All deals will be disclosed Sunday, November 25 at Futureshop.ca/cybermonday.

Cyber Monday officially kicks off on Futureshop.ca this Sunday, November 25 at 10:00 p.m. EST, continuing through Tuesday, November 27 at 3:00 a.m. EST.

Future Shop offers the following top five tips for digital shopping success to get the most out of Cyber Monday:

  • Create an account. Creating an account ahead of time and including details such as shipping and billing address on Futureshop.ca can save you time and help checkout faster.  After creating an account, add items to your personal Wish List.  Check the list frequently for deals on selected products and be prepared to Add to Cart when Cyber Monday strikes.
  • Look for low price guarantees. Avoid buyer's remorse. Buy online from an authorized retailer who offers lowest price guarantees, such as Future Shop's new Price Beat Promise where if a customer finds a lower price on an item at another valid retailer, in-store or online, Future Shop will beat it by 10 per cent of the price difference at time of purchase.
  • Consider shipping. Not all retailers offer fast, free shipping on Cyber Monday.  Make the most of your savings by shopping at stores like Future Shop that offers free shipping on orders over $20.
  • Use social networks to track deals. Future Shop's e-newletter, Twitter and Facebook are the most up-to-date platforms to find deals and promotions. Sign up for Future Shop's e-newsletter, or visit them online through Twitter account (@FS_Deals and Facebook to stay updated with the best offers.
  • Make a list. Prepare for Cyber Monday by making a list of the items you need to help stay on track.  Not sure what your loved ones are hoping for?  Visit Future Shop's Tech Yeah Community for advice on the top gift-giving ideas and this holiday's most desired tech forward gifts.

Visit Futureshop.ca/cybermonday to stay up to date on all of the saving.

*Excludes special delivery items

About Future Shop
With 149 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).

 

 

SOURCE Future Shop

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
"Dice has been around for the last 20 years. We have been helping tech professionals find new jobs and career opportunities," explained Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation; Alan Williamson, Principal...
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
Video experiences should be unique and exciting! But that doesn’t mean you need to patch all the pieces yourself. Users demand rich and engaging experiences and new ways to connect with you. But creating robust video applications at scale can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Zohar Babin, Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, discussed how VPaaS enables you to move fast, creating scalable video experiences that reach your aud...
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
"At ROHA we develop an app called Catcha. It was developed after we spent a year meeting with, talking to, interacting with senior citizens watching them use their smartphones and talking to them about how they use their smartphones so we could get to know their smartphone behavior," explained Dave Woods, Chief Innovation Officer at ROHA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and sh...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.