Posts Tagged ‘Black Friday’

QVC’s ‘Black Friday’ Deals: Too Ahead Of Their Time?

November 1, 2016

Talk about jumping the gun.

QVC is already touting what it calls Black Friday deals.

Pardon us, but isn’t the day after Thanksgiving still a long way off?

As one person posted on a QVC.com forum, “Somehow the entire concept of Black Friday loses whatever appeal it might have when you can get those ‘deals’ (which aren’t deals of course) a entire three weeks in advance of Black Friday.”

You said it, sister.

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It’s Christmas In July For QVC, Colbert And Lord & Taylor

July 19, 2016

We’ve blogged about it once and now we’ll do it again: We hate the home-shopping network practice of having Christmas-in-July sales.

QVC held its own annoying one last week, where we had to watch host Rick Domeier hawking fake Christmas trees. But most of the home shopping channels have jumped on this bandwagon.

And now, for what we’ve noticed for the first time, brick-and-mortar retailers are having Christmas-in-July sales. That includes Lord & Taylor.

We even saw that Macy’s had a “Black-Friday-in-July” event.

We can’t escape.

As we sat down to write this blog Monday night, our fellow Montclair, N.J., resident Stephen Colbert was doing a song-and-dance number about the Republican convention.

In his convention song, Colbert warbled, “It’s like Christmas in July!”

Oy vey!

How Big Was QVC’s Black Friday? You Tell Us

December 3, 2015

QVC was tooting its own horn over its Thanksgiving weekend sales, and we guess it is entitled to. It was a record-busting time, according to the Q.

Unfortunately, the No. 1 home shopping network didn’t disclose any actual numbers. It didn’t tell us how much revenue was actually generated.

It didn’t tell us what percent sales were up this Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday versus last year, or how the week compared to QVC’s prior biggest-sales week.

And truth be told, we didn’t order one thing.

Here is the story, sans important details, from the horse’s mouth:

U.S. Shoppers Make Thanksgiving Week Biggest in QVC’s History

QVC Sets New Sales Records and Hits All-Time Digital Sales High as Customers

Tune in for Hot Gift Items and Exclusive Deals

December 1, 2015 – From Monday, November 23 to Sunday, November 29, U.S. shoppers flocked to QVC for the hottest gift items and exclusive deals, making this the largest week ever in sales at QVC, as well as the highest-selling Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday in QVC’s history.

Underscoring a growing consumer preference to shop from the comfort of home – and avoid the chaos of brick-and-mortar retailers – QVC U.S. also achieved record ecommerce sales via web and mobile throughout the week.

Personal electronics, kitchen electrics, and apparel and accessories from brands such as DellTM, Canon, KitchenAid and Susan Graver were among the hottest sellers, each representing a Today’s Special Value®, the best find of the day. The Today’s Special Value for Saturday, November 28, a Dell Windows 10 Laptop, was the highest-selling TSV item ever on QVC.com.

“Throughout the week, shoppers turned to QVC for the season’s most-desired items, from camera-enabled drones to fitness gadgets and functional fashion accessories, making QVC the ultimate gift destination for the whole family,” said Ken O’Brien, SVP of Global Brands Management and U.S. Buying, QVC.

“It is clear that our customers prefer to embrace the joy of holiday by shopping remotely, visiting QVC across TV, web, mobile, tablet and social media, rather than the long-standing tradition of heading to the stores.”

QVC U.S. milestones for the week include:

Thanksgiving week (November 23-29) was the biggest week in terms of sales in QVC’s history. Ecommerce accounted for 58% of sales.

Thanksgiving Day (November 26) was the highest-selling Thanksgiving ever.

Black Friday (November 27) was the highest-selling Black Friday ever on QVC.com.

Cyber Monday (November 30) was the highest-selling Cyber Monday ever.

“We look for products that bring the joy of discovery to customers, and the best sellers across categories have one unifying theme – customers can find what they love, and love what they find at QVC this holiday season,” O’Brien concluded.

Product highlights of the week:

· Electronics, including audio players, computers and cameras from popular brands such as Bose®, Dell and Canon were hot sellers.

· Classic kitchen favorites from Vitamix, KitchenAid, and Keurig were popular choices in cooking and dining.

· Shoppers rushed to buy must-have beauty gift sets from premier brands such as bareMinerals®, tarte, Josie Maran and IT Cosmetics.

· Fun, hi-tech items like the Panther Wide Drone with Camera and the Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker have been popular.

· Accessories and apparel from top brands including Dennis Basso, Isaac Mizrahi LIVE!TM, Susan Graver and Dooney & Bourke remain hot.

· Items that combine fashion and function are striking it big, including the G.I.L.I. got it love it® with HALOGUARD Leather RFID Pouch and the LODIS Italian Leather Credit Card Cases with RFID Protection, both designed to help protect your technology while providing a trendy edge.

QVC Announces Its Black Friday, Holiday Offerings

November 6, 2015

QVC unveiled its Black Friday and holiday plans Thursday.

Here they are:

QVC Inspires And Delights This Holiday Season With More Must-Have Gifts, Special Deals, And Festive Entertaining Ideas

“Find What You Love, Love What You Find” on TV, at QVC.com and on QVC’s Mobile and Tablet Apps

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, is the ultimate gift destination this holiday season, offering a curated assortment of new and unique gift ideas, based on the season’s must-have trends and classic finds. With expanded holiday programming, special events and video content providing entertainment and decor inspiration and tips, customers can celebrate the spirit of the holidays with QVC all season long.

Shoppers will find gift inspiration in hot categories like health and fitness, beauty devices, kitchen electrics and gadgets, cold weather apparel and accessories, holiday desserts and treats, and practical items with flair. With easily “giftable” items like pre-boxed, ready-to-give products, break-apart gift sets and bundles, QVC enables stress-free gift giving for everyone on a shopper’s list. To add extra joy to holiday activities, customers can tune in for home decorating, entertaining and cooking ideas, and how-tos from QVC hosts and personalities on air, online and across social platforms throughout the season.

“This season, we’re excited to bring you inspiring ways to make your holiday entertaining and festivities easy and fun, along with gift ideas from great brands, all at great values,” said Ken O’Brien, senior vice president of merchandising, QVC. “With more gift programming, special events, curated gift lists and holiday content than any year prior, come visit QVC to be delighted and discover what’s new all season long!”

The Best Black Friday Yet!

The season’s biggest shopping day just got bigger, with a full month of programming dedicated to making holiday shopping more fun and affordable. Customers can shop for the brands topping their lists, and keep checking back on air and online for special surprises they won’t want to miss! Black Friday programming will include:

Our Best Black Friday™ – A Month of Holiday Deals – Throughout the month of November, QVC will have special offers on all gifts featured on-air during select shows. Customers can also visit QVC.com and QVC apps to access all Best Black Friday special offers.

Countdown to Christmas® – On November 6, 13, and 20, QVC will have some of the best in beauty, jewelry, fashion and accessories, food, decor and more on air, online and on the QVC apps.

Our Best Black Friday™ Sale – From midnight ET on Thanksgiving Day to 11:59 p.m. ET on Cyber Monday, QVC’s Today’s Special Value® items can be purchased with free standard shipping and handling, offering shoppers added savings.

Exciting Launches and New Collections!

Just in time for the holidays, iconic women’s wear brand Halston debuted its H by Halston collection of sophisticated and stylish designs for today’s modern woman exclusively on QVC. The collection features chic apparel, including luxurious knits, pants, dresses and jumpsuits. Accessories and footwear complete the look, with leather bucket bags, sophisticated pumps and classic boots. Ranging in price from approximately $30 to $330, these items are perfect for the fashionista on a holiday shopping list.

Also new this holiday season, Internet teen sensation Bethany Mota debuted her signature collection of laid-back, effortlessly cool fashion clothing, Bethany Mota, on QVC on October 5. Designed in partnership with Aeropostale, the apparel and accessories line includes stylish holiday-themed sweaters, leggings, pajamas, hats and scarves, perfect for gifting at just under $50.

Ahead of its big-screen debut, QVC celebrated The Peanuts Movie with special programming on October 30. An assortment of Peanuts collectibles, officially licensed toys, and more of Charles Schulz’s beloved characters, are available on QVC.com, while supplies last.

Ellen DeGeneres is back for her second holiday season, bringing along her unique style and design sense with ED On Air, her seasonal collection created especially for QVC. Customers can tune in on November 13 at 9 p.m. ET to watch Ellen be “AnimatED. UnscriptED. UnexpectED” and shop from her festive selection of decorative accents, gift ideas, holiday trim and entertaining items.

Festive Events and Inspiration All Season Long!

To keep customers inspired throughout the season, QVC’s one-of-a-kind holiday programming will feature our celebrated hosts and special celebrity partners sharing their favorite gift ideas and holiday entertaining tips:

David Venable of In the Kitchen with David® will help fellow foodies prep for the best of holiday cooking with slow cooker recipes, ideas for make-ahead meals and inspiration for the ultimate Thanksgiving feast.

Jill Bauer of Holidays with Jill Bauer® will share simple yet elegant ideas and inspiration for decorating this season as well as thoughtful gifts for every budget.

QVC.com will feature an interactive Gift Guide™ showcasing gifting recommendations, do-it-yourself projects, ideas for entertaining and last minute holiday “hacks.” Within the guide, customers can watch videos with quick and helpful how-tos, such as how to make the perfect gingerbread house or ideas for hosting a holiday brunch.

Expanded Variety of New Must-Haves and Classic Favorites!
Customers will discover a greater assortment of new items sure to be on everyone’s wish lists, like Star Wars collectibles, personal care and fitness gadgets, gaming bundles and more. Products from favorite QVC brands will also be featured, like Isaac Mizrahi’s ultra-luxe cashmere sweaters, Cuddlduds’ fashionable loungewear, premium leather goods from Dooney & Bourke, and beauty bundles from popular brands like bareMinerals®, Josie Maran and tarte.

Customers can shop with confidence with QVC’s extended return policy. Gifts purchased between now and December 23, 2015 at noon ET may be returned for a refund of the purchase price, minus the original shipping and handling and return label fee, until January 31, 2016.

New Digital Features!

New for 2015, QVC customers can find gift inspiration directly through the QVC for Apple TV® app, where they can make purchases with just a click of their remote, and the QVC for Apple Watch® app, where they can browse items, see the item currently on air and view QVC’s daily deal – the Today’s Special Value® – with a glance at their wrist. QVC has also introduced new mobile features, including a more easy-to-navigate design, offering a streamlined experience across platforms, and a “buy button” that allows for effortless shopping with the tap of a finger.

In addition to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, customers can now engage with QVC on Snapchat for a more interactive experience. Users can follow QVCSnaps for the latest deals and holiday promotions.

HSN Unveils Holiday Debuts With Sofia Vergara, Broadway Shows

October 17, 2015

It’s our day off and we’re swamped with chores.

No time to process this press release, so here it is. What’s interesting is the collaboration with Disney Theatricals on merchandise from the Broadway shows and Sofia Vergara’s debut.

HSN Dazzles This Holiday Season With Exciting Deals, New Launches, Broadway Shows and More

— Melissa McCarthy, Sofia Vergara, Serena Williams, Geoffrey Zakarian, Giuliana Rancic, Christie Brinkley and Wolfgang Puck are part of HSN’s Star-Studded Lineup this Holiday Season

— HSN will Deliver Joy throughout the Holidays with Innovative New Products from Joy Mangano

— Good Tidings HSN Brings to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and their Kin with the 2015 Designer Ornament Collection and HSN Cares Giving Tuesday Initiatives for the Holidays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It’s the most wonderful time of the year as leading live content retailer HSN kicks off its “Merry, Happy, Everything” holiday shopping season today with more incentives, launches and special events than ever before! Customers will be able to shop an expanded assortment of terrific giftable items for everyone on their shopping list; all presented by today’s hottest brands, designers, celebrities and trusted experts.

Who doesn’t love a great deal during the holidays? HSN’s exclusive FlexPay program will allow shoppers to stretch their holiday budget and buy gifts now, ship immediately and then pay them off over time with no additional fees from HSN.

Special Events!

As a part of its lineup of holiday programming, HSN’s Holiday Host Pick will take center stage as HSN partners with Disney Theatrical October 16-18. For the first time ever, some of HSN’s most popular hosts will take viewers behind the scenes of some of Disney’s biggest Broadway productions including Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins and Newsies. Exclusive, limited merchandise from the shows will be selected by HSN hosts and presented throughout the weekend.

To help shoppers check things off their shopping lists, HSN will be hosting additional special holiday-themed events including:

24-Hour HSN Cooks (November 1) – HSN celebrity chefs will reunite for the bi-annual 24-Hour Cooks event on November 1, featuring a “Holiday Kick-Off: May the Best Team Win” cook off! Chefs Ming Tsai, Lorena Garcia, Robert Irvine, Eduardo Garcia and Kelsey Nixon will pair with HSN hosts during the day-long event for a fun and friendly competition to see which host will be awarded the “Golden Whisk.” Customers can shop each of the chef collections during the event, all of which are available at special pricing for the day. For more information, search ‘HSN Cooks’ on HSN.com.

24-Hour Holiday Prep Events (October 28; November 4, 11, 18) – HSN customers will have insider access to holiday experts who will offer their personal tips for managing the bustle of the holidays during each event!

October 28 – Food, Fun & Entertaining!
November 4 – Deck the Halls
November 11 – Holiday Style
November 18 – Company is Coming

24-Hour Jewelry Gift Event (November 24) – With enough baubles and bling to brighten up anyone’s Christmas tree, this 24-hour jewelry event will feature fantastic new designs from top jewelry brands and designers such as Nicky Butler, Jay King, Emma Skye and more!

New Launches!

International superstar, Sofia Vergara will be on-air on HSN on October 22 with her new fragrance, Love by Sofia Vergara Eau de Parfum. Vergara’s latest fragrance features mandarin, magnolia and Columbian coffee flower notes, and is the perfect gift for those who are longing to embrace their passionate side.

Melissa McCarthy will return to HSN on October 24 with a new assortment from her Seven7 clothing line. McCarthy will appear on-air during two-hour segments at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. (EDT) respectively. Serving as her first-ever collection, Seven7 was designed with fashionable styles for every size in mind.

HSN inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano brings fresh new innovations to her fans with the launch of her new Wax Warmer® infused with Forever Fragrant® on October 24. Joy will be back twice in November – November 14 and 21 – to present her exclusive Jewel Kit and Huggable Hangers, great gifts for anyone on your shopping list.

Some of HSN’s most noteworthy personalities will be returning to HSN with new offerings just in time for the holidays. Top personalities like Wolfgang Puck, Giuliana Rancic, Christie Brinkley, Iman and Jennifer Flavin Stallone will share an unparalleled assortment of unique and compelling products.

Unwrap Gift Fridays & Black Friday Specials!

This year, HSN will make Fridays extra special with Gift Fridays™ on October 23 & 30 and Black Friday Previews™ November 6, 13 and 20. Shoppers can beat the holiday rush, long lines and packed parking lots by crossing off gifts on their lists from the comfort of their own home. HSN will also be offering FlexPay pricing on all items for each event.

During the Thanksgiving weekend, HSN will make everyone’s Black Friday happier and stress-free with its annual ThanksGifting Weekend event. Shoppers can enjoy an entire weekend of FlexPay pricing on-air, with thousands of more products available on HSN.com as well.

Shoppers will also have access to 48 hours of Doorbusters beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving through Black Friday. HSN will offer an impressive array of fantastic “Doorbuster” bargains ranging from name brand electronics to chic handbags, exquisite jewelry, national cosmetic brands and so much more. Savvy shoppers will need to tune-in to HSN or be ready to click their mouse at HSN.com as limited quantities of new “Doorbuster” items are revealed at the top of each hour and expected to sell out fast!

Digital and Mobile-Only Offers!

November 30 will mark the final day of HSN’s ThanksGifting Weekend event with a special Cyber Monday celebration. Starting on Cyber Monday and extending through Cyber Week (November 30 – December 4), HSN.com will be offering one-time only, special promotions on national brands and exclusive products throughout the week!

Giving Back!

During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s important to remember that some of the best gifts don’t always come in packages. HSN Cares is dedicated to empowering women and helping families in times of need, and is proud to participate in Giving Tuesday on December 1, a day defined by generosity. Continuing the giving tradition for the 11th year in a row, HSN has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® again this year to raise awareness and funds for this worthwhile organization. HSN customers who make a $10 or more donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through HSN or HSN.com on December 1, 2015 will receive $10 in HSN Spendable Ka$h to be used from December 27-31, 2015.

In addition, for the sixth year in a row, HSN will launch the HSN Cares 2015 Designer Ornament Collection in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. The collection features over 40 exclusive, limited-edition ornaments designed by key HSN partners including Melissa McCarthy, Giuliana Rancic, Wendy Williams, Univision, Margaritaville and more. 100% of the profits and no less than 30% of the purchase price of each ornament will be donated from October 1 through January 31, 2016. For additional information or to donate, search ‘HSN Cares’ on HSN.com.

ShopHQ Boasts Best Thanksgiving Weekend In Six Years

December 5, 2013

Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit.

ShopHQ is crowing that it just enjoyed its best Thanksgiving weekend sales event in six years. The time span this year was from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. The No. 4 home shopping network, however, didn’t release any actual sales figures.

“Our team executed a tremendous holiday shopping event,” ShopHQ Chief Merchandising Officer Annette Repasch said in a canned statement.

“We have been listening to our customers and delivered an event that met their requests for more fashion, more products for their home and holiday entertaining, more beauty and more great consumer electronics gifts. We delighted them with this holiday season’s top gifts, including must-have Android tablets, fashion handbags and exquisite tabletop items from Waterford Crystal. ShopHQ’s Thanksgiving Weekend truly had something for everyone and delivered the top holiday gifts to our customers.”

On Black Friday, Will QVC Be Selling Bethelem Lights Christmas Trees?

November 17, 2012

The brick-and-mortar stores are going nuts for Black Friday, and QVC is doing the same for that day and Cyber Monday, or as it is calling it, “Mobile Monday.”

The No. 1 home shopping network, crowing that its U.S. mobile orders increased by 142 percent in the third quarter, is predicting “that Cyber Monday will look more like Mobile Monday as more consumers than ever before turn to mobile and tablet devices for holiday purchases.”

QVC U.S. honcho Claire Watts

QVC, crowing again, says it is the second-largest multi-category retailer in the Internet Retailer Mobile 400, and that it thinks mobile commerce will hit a milestone on Cyber Monday.

Here’s the scoop, according to QVC: “Unlike traditional retailers, QVC personalities will unveil fresh inspired gift ideas everyday on QVC.com, on QVC and through social channels, offering customers more holiday joy every time they log on and tune in this holiday season.”

QVC.com will be bringing us “Gift Tab,” where QVC shoppers can click to discover gift ideas inspired by real people (is Rick Domeier “real people”?), including QVC hosts, guests and the QVC customer community.

QVC.com will also feature the most pinned items from the QVC Pinterest boards.

The home shopping network will also be revealing weekly chapters of its “Inspired Gifting story, providing inspiration from perfect entertaining ideas to family gifts to stocking stuffers and a new way for Facebook fans to engage and share gift ideas.”

Okey-dokey.

“As more consumers take advantage of the convenience of shopping online and on mobile this holiday season, we’re engaging our customers through new social experiences, across all our platforms, to inspire and to offer an alternative to the holiday chaos,” QVC CEO U.S. Claire Watts said in a canned statement.

“QVC has the second largest mobile retail business in the U.S., and our strategy to create digital shopping experiences with strong integration across TV, PC, tablet and mobile platforms is not only a success with our customers, but is significantly outpacing the industry,” she said.

Suring Thanksgiving week and beyond, QVC will hawking these items:

* Bose Wave Music System III with additional remote control

* HP 15″ and 17″ Laptops with Win8, Next Gen AMD A6 APU, 8GBRAM 1TB HD

* Keurig Platinum Plus Brewer w/64 KCups, Filter& My K-Cup

QVC’s “Better than Black Friday” will air 48 hours of nonstop shopping with deals in every show beginning Thanksgiving.

The Black Friday Today’s Special Value® will be available Thursday at midnight.

Mobile Monday will include a Today’s Special Value and special pricing on more than 5,000 items on QVC.com and on the QVC app, including gifts under $50.

QVC is also offering “Easy Pay” on every Today’s Special Value now through Christmas Eve, allowing customers to receive items right away with extended payments.

Somebody hide my credit cards, please!

Jewelry Television Launches Black Friday Week, Thanks For the Press Release A Day Late, Dudes

November 23, 2011

Jewelry Television isn’t fooling around, kicking off the holiday season with Black Friday Week, or so the home shopping network said Tuesday.

The deals continue through this Sunday. The whole shebang started Monday, but we just got the press release today.

“We decided to give holiday shoppers a Black Friday Week to remember,” Randy Sadler, JTV vice president of marketing, said in a canned statement. “The network is introducing three-tiered pricing for the event — our everyday low prices, Black Friday countdown week prices, Cyber Monday specials and door-buster deals. JTV will feature jewelry in price ranges to fit everyone’s budget.”

How about getting your press release out on time, dude?

Black Friday Week specials include a sterling silver pink sapphire heart pendant for $23.99, a sterling silver London Blue Topaz ring for $39.99, and a 0.5 carot white diamond ring for $119.99. Colored diamonds, pearls, tanzanite, and watches are on the roster this week.

“We’ve used our international buying power to negotiate and bring our customers the absolute best prices,” Sadler said. “Customers can shop from the comfort of their living rooms and save up to 50 percent on fine jewelry and gemstones for everyone on their holiday list.”

Black Friday Week promotions will be available in limited quantities for a limited time.

ShopNBC Posts 12 Percent Black Friday Sales Gain, And 36 Percent Jump Cyber Monday

December 1, 2010

Keith is very chatty

ShopNBC got a pretty good start for the holiday season, with total company sales rising 36 percent on Cyber Monday versus last year, led by a 59 percent increase in online sales, the home shopping network said Wednesday.

As a percentage of total revenue on Cyber Monday, e-commerce sales penetration rose to a record 56 percent, as compared to 48 percent a year ago.

ShopNBC places substantial emphasis on cross-promoting the flexibility, ease of use and customer benefits of its online sales channels, such as improved customer engagement, order tracking, ValuePay, and management of returns — or so it claims.

The No. 3 home shopping network maintained that its on-air strategy has enabled it “to achieve higher average e-commerce sales penetration than its multi-media retailing peers.” We’re not sure how true that is, but that’s the claim.

“For ShopNBC, higher e-commerce sales penetration has led to improved customer satisfaction, lower returns, and reduced costs,” the company said.

ShopNBC’s total “Black Friday” sales rose 12 percent versus the prior year, driven by a 54 percent increase in online sales. As a percentage of total sales on Black Friday, e-commerce sales penetration rose to 51 percent, as compared to 37 percent a year ago and 40.5 percent during the third quarter this year.

Unlike QVC, ShopNBC did not disclose the dollar-amount of its Black Friday sales. QVC raked in $42 million that day.

“The multi-channel shopper was quite active at ShopNBC over the Holiday Shopping Weekend, from Black Friday through Cyber Monday,” ShopNBC CEO Keith Stewart said in a very, very, very long canned statement. “We achieved sales gains and increasing e-commerce sales penetration by keeping the customer’s interest and attention over a sustained period of time on our multiple platforms of TV, online, mobile and social media.”

Keith are you paid by the word for this stuff?

“Video game consoles, big screen TVs, GPS devices, along with jewelry and watches, were some of the principal categories of interest to our customers,” he said. “The ease and convenience of shopping remotely, combined with our unique and ever-expanding product assortment, helped to drive much of the sales gains.”

And that’s not all folks.

“Additionally, ShopNBC’s focus on highlighting the benefit of online shopping continued to resonate with the consumer. Going forward, we remain highly focused on keeping the customer’s appetite satisfied with new products, exciting programming, and strong service to continue building loyalty and community during the Holidays and beyond,” Stewart said.

QVC Breaks Cyber Monday Record, Drawing 1.4 Million Visitors

December 1, 2010

Cyber Monday was very, very good to QVC.

Its website, QVC.com, enjoyed its biggest traffic day in its 14-year history, attracting 2 million sessions from more than 1.4 million unique visitors, QVC said Tuesday. That broke last year’s Cyber Monday record of more than 1 million unique visitors.

On average QVC.com generates roughly a third of QVC’s orders, however on Cyber Monday it accounted for nearly half of QVC’s total U.S. sales for the day.

Cyber Monday offered the largest selection of Event Prices during QVC’s The Joy of Giving Week. Shoppers enjoyed an additional benefit – free shipping on over 5,000 items, including select items in every show and the Today’s Special Value with no minimum purchase required.

“Every day, QVC.com delivers a rich, multimedia shopping experience unlike any other on the Web, and this year’s Cyber Monday really showcased that,” ever-quotable Claire Watts, QVC’s president of U.S. Commerce, said in a canned statement.

“With a terrific selection of unique products from trusted brands, offered at honest values and backed by QVC’s top-rated customer service, QVC.com has become a holiday shopping destination for millions of smart shoppers,” she said. “We’re thrilled with the overwhelming response we received from our customers, and will continue to strive to make their holidays a little less crazy, and a little more joyful.”

Cyber Monday followed QVC’s biggest Black Friday ever, ringing up more than $42 million in sales. The special event featured the season’s best deals on select, new gifts and While Supplies Last prices on limited-quantity, in-demand items. QVC.com offered additional specially priced products and featured online countdown offers in every hour.