Online Shoppers Spent Over $1 Billion on Black Friday
November 26, 2012 9:41 AM
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Black Friday online shopping sets a record
Another Black Friday has come and gone, and this year sales records were (of course) broken. According to analytics firm comScore, Americans spent $13.7 billion during the 2012 holiday season, spanning November 1 through the 23.
That amount marks a 16% increase compared to the same span of time last year. Online spending on Black Friday also set a record surpassing $1 billion in online sales for the first time ever.
Online shopping for Black Friday was 26% higher than the same time of 2011. Online shopping on Thanksgiving Day was also surprisingly strong with $633 million spent for a 32% increase compared to Thanksgiving Day 2011.
“Despite the frenzy of media coverage surrounding the importance of Black Friday in the brick-and-mortar world, we continue to see this shopping day become more and more prominent in the e-commerce channel – particularly among those who prefer to avoid crowds at the stores,” said comScore chairman, Gian Fulgoni.
The biggest beneficiary of the significantly increased online shopping for the holiday season so far was Amazon, with 57.3 million U.S visitors on Black Friday. Walmart came in second place, and was followed by Best Buy, Target, and Apple.
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RE: Easily explainable
11/26/2012 9:59:40 PM
Figures could have been substantially higher, but there's a lot of stuff on Amazon that can't get shipped to APO. Don't blame me, I was doing my part sitting here with card-in-hand trying to stimulate the economy.
RE: Easily explainable
11/27/2012 12:53:54 AM
Figures could have been
When you say "substantially", you mean you were looking forward to spending a billion or two yourself?
I'd like to see you credit card! Mine just maxes out after a few millions ...
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