The first two days of the holiday sales period have netted $4.45 billion in U.S. online purchases, with mobile devices — led by smartphones — accounting for a record $1.5 billion of that amount, with $2.72 billion spent on BlackFriday and $1.73 billion on Thanksgiving. The figures come from Adobe, which has been tracking some 4,500 sites, including 80% of the top 100 retailers.
This is an improvement from last year; at least, Thanksgiving sales were and it’s estimated that Black Friday and Cyber Monday will follow suit. People do love buying their presents online these days. And go for it! …’Course, I’m biased that way.
I suppose that this was going to be inevitable.
Cyber Monday: pic.twitter.com/AImWGVyxJ1
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Amazon.com has a Cyber Monday? This is an actual thing?
Sorry: it just sounds weird, for some reason. I got the impression that ‘Black Thursday’ really took off when the online shopping thing started seriously eroding the brick-and-mortar stores’ bottom lines; but what, exactly, are the online retailers competing against? Tangible hallucinations?
But far be it from me to avoid a source of filthy lucre…