I spoke to the owner of MostOriginal.com, a unique gifts and Judaica Gifts store, and it was interesting to get a perspective of online sales for this Israeli based ecommerce store. Christmas and Hanukkah has been very busy this year in terms of online sales breaking all existing records and showing a 25% increase over last year – CNN reported that this last Wednesday sales topped $760 Million for the day.
It seems that the busiest online shopping days have been Mondays as most people do their shopping online. Reasons to shop online are convenience, shipping and speed (cost came 4th in surveys). In this gift store clients have been getting the classics like the Hanukkah Menorah, the traditional Handmade Hanukkah Dreidel (see pics), and a recent edition this Christmas season, Kabbalah bracelets and jewelry, made famous by celebrities around the world. Although the store ships from Israel it has been offering free standard shipping and response has been very positive reports the owner.
December 24, 2006 at 11:52 pm
The pictured menorah is beautiful! And being from Israel would make it so special. I will order one for next Hanakkah to replace my plastic plug in that sits on the piano next to the ceramic, hand stained (by my mother)Nativity. I hope they will still be available in January, or better yet, throughout the year?