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December 2, 2016

2016 device breakup for thanksgiving ,black friday,cyber monday ecommerce sales

"device breakup  for thanksgiving and black friday ecommerce weekend sales"

 Thanksgiving ,Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 has seen , mobile sales  shift from tablets to smartphones over the past two years, mirroring a broader trend that saw the popularity of tablets fade in favor of large-screen smartphones.

This year black Friday sales plus combining purchases made on Thanksgiving day, online shoppers in the US spent $5.27 billion by the end of Black Friday. According to Amazon data "Thanksgiving is quickly becoming one of the busiest mobile shopping days on Amazon in the US," the company said in an email post black Friday numbers. "It said that mobile orders from Amazon customers on Thanksgiving Day exceeded both Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday 2015."The apparent consumer dissonance with physical retail sales was evident when only 23 percent of US consumers said they planned to shop in stores after Thanksgiving this year, compared with 28 percent last year, according to data from Bank Rate.Also 2016 Black Friday saw US shoppers buy $1.2 billion in purchases with their phones and tablets on Friday, the first time in US retail history that mobile revenue exceeded $1 billion in one day, according to data released by Adobe. 

In terms of the fastest selling products,Adobe said the five top selling electronic products on Black Friday were Apple's iPads, Samsung's 4K TVs, the Apple MacBook Air, LG's TVs and Microsoft's Xbox. According to Adobe Digital Insights..Meanwhile  the total online sales for the five-day period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday amounted to $12.8 billion, with Cyber Monday marking the single biggest online shopping day in history. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were also the first days in history that cracked $1 billion in mobile sales. Desktop online shopping on thanksgiving day slipped 9% to 60% as compared to 71% in 2014.While ecommerce sales from  Smartphone  alone saw  a rise of 14% from 13% in 2014 to 27% this year.While Black Friday ecommerce sales from Smartphone  showed a growth of 13% from 12% in 2014 to 25% this year in 2016.Cyber Monday online sales saw the highest growth with mobiles contributing to 22% of total ecommerce sales on the day. Desktop powered online shopping saw a significant drop of 10% on Cyber monday from 79% in 2014 to 69% in 2016

November 28, 2016

black friday sales breaks $3billion barrier, ends at $3.34billion,mobile rakes in $1.2billion alone

"thanksgiving and black friday 2016 sales hits a record high this year"

Black Friday Shopping : top 10 Impulse Buys:

Black Friday online sales in 2016 delivered a record breaking number as it broke the $3 billion barrier, and closed the day to $3.34 billion, which was a increase of 21.6 percent growth on a year-over-year basis. Mobile sales took up one-third of that number, with a total of $1.2 billion in sales on Black Friday alone.One of the most important highlights this year on  black Friday was the role of mobile devices.“Smartphone conversions were at 1.9 percent, compared with tablets at 3.7 percent, and desktops at 4 percent. In general , holiday averages are 1.3 percent, 2.9 percent, and 3.2 percent, for phones, tablets, and desktops, respectively.Although initial reports from Adobe,expected Black Friday 2016 sales to touch about $3.05 billion in sales by the end of the day, or 11.4 percent more sales compared to the previous year’s retail holiday. However the number was much above what " it had predicted " Mobile sales totalled $3.46 billion between Thanksgiving and Sunday,which included Black Friday and Thanksgiving day a 28% increase year over year.

In the United Kingdom, British retailers John Lewis and Currys PC World both reported “a surge in orders” on Black Friday, while sales figures for several other retailers also hit record levels in terms of online sales. Barclaycard, which is responsible for close to 50 percent of all U.K. credit and debit card transactions, likewise announced that payment transactions enjoyed a six percent uptick on Friday on a year-over-year basis.

Meanwhile both retail sales and online sales saw big gains as Shoppers put in a strong showing on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Holiday spending rose 9% Thursday and Friday combined, compared with the same two-day period last year, according to First Data. As E-commerce sales rose 10.8%  for the 2 day period, while sales at physical stores grew 8.6% as per reports from first data, which analyzed online and in-store payments across different forms of payment cards from nearly one million merchants on Thanksgiving and Friday. The data captures about 40 percent of all card transactions in the U.S. but excludes cash.

November 10, 2016

$1 billion online sales in just 5 minutes on chinese singles day

"Singles day eshopping festival in china set to generate record revenues"

"world's biggest online ecommerce sales  in china during Singles' Day shopping festival"

The world’s biggest  online ecommerce sale began at midnight Beijing time on November 10th,2016. when Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba launched its Singles' Day shopping festival. But perhaps more importantly, this year a number of American brand is  making their debut. Including Levis and Smucker's. Smucker  is using the event to introduce China's more than 1.3 billion consumers to the joys of peanut butter and jelly. Alibaba's online marketplace sale began at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Alibaba reported that it  posted $1 billion in sales within the first five minutes .Going by the trend, Chines singles day online commerce sales will probably exceed $20billion in 2016.In the first hour, order volume reached a record-breaking 175,000 orders per second, according to Clavis Insight. Total sales in the first two hours passed $5 billion, with 84% of sales coming from mobile devices.
Top sellers so far this year included the iPhone 7, Beats headphones and Dyson branded products.Alibaba has being a part of  chinese singles day online shopping sale  on Nov. 11 for seven years nows ince 2009. Last year Alibaba (BABA) booked sales of $14.3 billion on Singles' Day.

 This year, it's estimated the company could sell as much as $20 billion worth of goods, a 40% year-over-year increase over last year, according to New York-based research firm Fung Global Retail & Technology. Close to 100,000 brands, put of which11,000 of them from outside China, will be selling orders on the site, said Alibaba.This year Alibaba is also offering shoppers the chance to make virtual, 360-degree shopping trips to foreign stores that include Macy’s, Costco and Target using a special virtual reality shopping program called Buy+.

spending on black friday weekend :trends

Black Friday Spending in the US | Fundivo
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Provided by: Fundivo

Annual number of consumers that shop in stores or online on Black Friday is around 133,700,000.
On an Average consumer  spends around $159 on internet spending on Black Friday.While Total Cyber Monday spending in 2015 was $2,038,000,000

November 8, 2016

black friday most common top 10 gifts which consumer spends on

Types Of Gifts Bought - Black Friday Wknd
the most common top 10 consumer goods purchased during black friday weekend
Charts from the NRF Foundation’s Retail Insight Center. To access this data and more research please visit the Retail Insight Center.

  Clothing& Apparels , Toys and Consumer Electronics were the most common top 3 consumer gift items which  adult consumers typically spend during the Black Friday/Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday weekends according to latest available data from national retail federation.Popular consumer electronics items were PC,Laptops, tablets, smartphones and a smart TV. Meanwhile  DVD's, gift cards and gift certificates followed by  home decor or home furnishings were the next most common gift items which were bought during the black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend.

November 7, 2016

retail stores that topped annual sales by sector;2015 vs 2016

Retail Sales by Sector - In Billions
"retail stores that topped annual sales "
Charts from the NRF Foundation’s Retail Insight Center. To access this data and more research please visit the Retail Insight Center.
Annual Retail Sales by Store Type - in Millions
" national retail sales data on retails store sales"
Charts from the NRF Foundation’s Retail Insight Center. To access this data and more research please visit the Retail Insight Center.

Food and Beverage retail stores followed by warehouse clubs and superstores and electronic mail order retailers topped annual retail sales by sector .In August both year 2015 and 2016 saw grocery stores raking up as the biggest sector by retail sales. in 2016 August , electronic mail order stores and pharmacy stores  saw higher sales compared to  August 2015 

when are consumers in 2016 plan to start shopping:monthwise break up

"monthwise break up of online holiday shopping this year"
Monthwise break up of  2016 online holiday shopping this year as planned by US Consumers
Out of this year  consumers as surveyed by national retail federation are expected to start their 2016 holiday shopping by  November 2016.While 15% consumers are expected to start their black Friday and holiday shopping by first 2 weeks of December, where as just 3%  will start their shopping during  the last 2 weeks of December.
The remaining 19% of holiday shoppers are expected to start their black Friday and thanksgiving shopping by September this year.

The top reason of shopping early is the absence of crowds and comparing online .Dont miss the early 4% of users who say will start their comparison online.

historical holiday spending category by products:consumer purchase projection in 2016

" historical holiday season purchase over the years"
Food and candy spending is estimated to reach just over a 100 dollars, decorations will hover between $50 and  spending on greeting cards and flowers will  touch between $20 to $27 in 2016.Food, Candy, flowers and greeting cards is expected to  exceed a total of $207 in terms of consumer spends for this years holiday seasons 2016

"consumer holiday shopping purchase projection in 2016"

What Consumer Plan to Buy During Holiday Season Shopping in 2016

Holiday Shopping including  Family Gifts buying this year  is expected to touch  $461 this 2016 holiday shopping season. Approx 71% american consumers plan to buy holiday gifts  for friends and a 33% plan to do so for their coworkers.This year in 2016 consumers in US are expected to spend appprox  in total $590  for buying holiday gifts either offline or online including Thanksgiving and Black friday

2016 holiday spending to reach $936 per average consumer, highest in last 7 years

 2016 Holiday Season Spending: Consumer Insights :American consumers plan to spend an average $935.58 during the 2016 holiday shopping season this year, according to NRF’s survey conducted by Prosper Insights. Nearly six in 10 plan to buy for themselves, spending an average $139.61, up by 4 % from last year and marking the second-highest level of personal spending in the survey’s 13-year history.Meanwhile holiday sales (offline and online combined are expected to increase by 3.6% and is above the 7 year old high  since the holiday spending recovery began since 2009(National Retail Federation)

Meanwhile Holiday specific employment is also expected to increase to  690,000 new positions.This is in comparison to 2015 ,675,300 positions  and that share will expand to just over 70% of  the $126million shipments by 2019.

November 30, 2015

mobile users formed 57% black friday eCommerce visitors

Mobile Shopping this holiday season has replaced desktop/ PC shopping . During 2015  Black Friday mobile consumers made up  'more than 57% of visits to e-commerce sites . That's up from 50% last year, and less than 6% a mere six years ago. Similarly, more than 36% of online e-commerce sales closed on mobile devices, up from less than 4% in 2010.

121 million to shop online this year on cyber monday,4% fewer than last year

A study which was released today by the NRF (National Retail Federation )and Prosper Insights & Analytics,  shows that   121.3 million consumers will shop online tomorrow, on Cyber Monday 2015.This number is  down 4.4% from 126.9 million last year. That 121.3 million number represents 49.5% of all consumers

" cybermonday  online shopping  trends"
The 2015's Holiday season started off  briskly  with Black Friday seeing   $2.72 billion in e-commerce sales, up 14% from 2014. Meanwhile online shopping on Thanksgiving Day 2015 too  saw a higher jump in online spending, with $1.73 billion in sales, up 25% from the  2014 .Black Friday and Thanksgiving online sales saw consumers spending   $4.47 billion

However in store sales—excluding e-commerce—fell about 10% on Thursday and Friday to $12.1 billion, according to ShopperTrak, which monitors traffic to stores and malls.

November 29, 2015

the average cost of thanksgiving dinner down the years

"how has the cost of annual thanksgiving dinner changed in the last 5 years"

45 million turkeys are killed every year at Thanksgiving, compared to just 22 million at Christmas. This year, a Thanksgiving dinner will be more expensive than ever - $50.11. Back in 2000, it cost an average of just $36.78. Most Americans are going to drink wine around the dinner table this year, followed by liquor/spiritis/cocktails and non-craft domestic beer.

November 28, 2015

Black friday best deals :hits and misses

heres a look into some of the epic black  2015 friday fights " where survival of the fittest ensures whatever you paid for comes back into your home 

Now that Black friday sales have been " done with" here is a look back on what sold the most and what hardly sold.. What were the hits and what product bombed

Adobe’s report also reveals the top five selling electronic items on Black Friday which were
  1. Samsung 4K TVs, 
  2. Apple’s iPad Air 2, 
  3.  Microsoft Xbox One, 
  4. Apple iPad Mini and S
  5. Sony’s PS4.

 Others findings for Black Friday sales include consumer electronics that  have alread gone out of stock or  will be out of bounds until you hurry. These are

  1. Amazon Fire 7” 8GB tab, 
  2. Beats Solo on-Ear Headphones (Red),
  3.  NBA 2K16 Game for Sony PS4, 
  4. Pie Face Game, and The Force Awakens 6” figure.

On Thanksgiving Day,   which saw consumers spend a whopping $1.73 billion, ( 25% increase based n 2014 figures

  1.  smartphone sales  reached all time high generating over $639 million in sales. 
  2. The top selling products for the day included Samsung 4K TVs Microsoft Xbox One, Lego Dimensions, Barbie Dream House and Lego Creative Box.
  3.  Even Sony which has sold 30.2million units of its latest gen console, announced price cuts for its PS4 console across the globe ahead of the US  holiday season 

$1.5billion mobile shoppers accounted for 32% thanksgiving day and black friday e shopping

The first two days of the holiday sales period have netted $4.45 billion in U.S. online purchases, ( this  includes  $2.72 billion spent on BlackFriday and $1.73 billion on Thanksgiving)

However  sales from mobile devices — led by smartphones — have  seen a a record $1.5 billion of that entire $4.45billion online sales during  thanksgiving and black friday  has "broken all previously held records. That means mobile shopping made up around 32% of all digital shopping during thanksgiving and black friday

" 2015 online sales during thanksgiving and black friday"

However Adobe expects total online sales during the 3 days ( Thanksgiving +black friday+ Cyber Monday) would reach around $7.4billion .. in 2015 compared to last years  $6.4 billion ..  expected growth of 15%

The numbers come from Adobe, which has been tracking some 4,500 sites, including 80% of the top 100 retailers. IBM says Black Friday outpaced that with the average basket size of $134.45, and sales up 20.7% on a year ago with popular items including Apple Watch, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4, and TVs from Samsung, Sony and LG.

how smartphones is being used as a online shopping comparison tool this holidays

smartphones usage and how they will aid americans this year holidays"

How Smartphones will play a huge role in " Holiday shopping this year .

A record 78% consumers would be using the smartphones for  checking out  their best holiday deals

Online Store Locations are among the most popular smartphone activity during this years holiday shopping with 60% consumers saying they would use their mobile to check out instore locations.

Online Price comparison  and reviews were the next most important smartphone usages, with 55% saying they would be using their smartphone to read reviews and comparison prices online

45% consumers would be using online coupons to redeem the offer, 43% users would be checking the product via the mobile phones, with 41% ready yo make a purchase via their smartphones.27% would be using it to scan barcode information

black friday and thanksgiving online sales exceed $4.45billion, ipad, Xbox tops electronic sales

" comparing online spends during thanksgiving and cyber monday"


This year Black Friday sales brought in n $2.72 billion in e-commerce sales, up 14% from 2014. ecommerce spends on Thanksgiving Day saw a higher jump in online spending, with $1.73 billion in sales, up 25% from the previous year

During the two day period, 33% of online shoppers used their mobile phones to make purchases. Online  sales on Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day exceeded  $4.45  according to data released by Adobe.

Among  the " top 5  best selling  electronic products on  Thanksgiving holiday sales were
  •  Samsung 4K TVs, the Apple iPad Air 2, the Microsoft Xbox One, the Apple iPad Mini, and the Sony PS4. 
  • The five most popular toys were Lego Dimensions, Shopkin dolls, Lego Star Wars, Barbie Dream House, and Lego Friends.
  •  Consumers sought out the promotions on Thursday and Friday, with sales from limited online deals accounting for 40% of all online sales. 
  • In total, products sold online saw an average discount of 24%.

November 23, 2014

Top 3 Online Channels that contributes to the biggest eCommerce revenues

Statistic: Average value of global online shopping orders in 2nd quarter 2014, by traffic source (in U.S. dollars) | Statista
Find more statistics at Statista
his statistic the above chart shows the average  order value of online shopping orders worldwide in the second quarter of 2014, differentiated by traffic source. During that quarter, online orders which were referred through affiliate sites had an average value of 445.19 U.S. dollars.

November 12, 2013

30% Consumers to go Online on Black Friday 2013 , Mobile Shopping set for a 300% jump

ecommerce Holiday season  Spends in US

Black Friday Deals and Spending

Black Friday 2013 to  see the biggest spends , surpassing expections
If you thought 2012 was a blockbuster in terms of online spends including Mobile and Tablets, you are wrong. Whilr 2012 saw mobile commerce coming of age, 2013 US Black Friday is poised to break all online holiday shopping records, according to a recent report published by accenture

Black Friday this year promises to be  the " watershed" in terms of   size and volumes across the web

Among some of their finds includes

  •  30% of consumers will do most of their day-after-Thanksgiving shopping online this year, up from 25% who said the same in 2012. Accenture based its findings on an online survey of 500 consumers conducted in September. A separate survey from the N
  • Itpredicts that that 30% of consumers will do most of their day-after-Thanksgiving shopping online this year, up from 25% who said the same in 2012.

The National Retail Federation also forecasts that  nearly half of consumers expect to go online to research gift idea

Tags : online retail, online shopping, black Friday deals, Cyber monday,mobile commerce,Holiday shopping

December 1, 2012

November 25, 2012

Brisk Start to the Holiday Season" as retail sales jump 20%

Top 500 - Black Friday brings a 20.7% sales bump for e-retailers - Internet Retailer: E-retailers enjoyed a robust Black Friday, with online sales increasing 20.7% over last year, according to IBM's final report on full-day sales Friday.

Online consumers  spent 7% more on Thanksgiving than in 2011 and most of those are happening via mobile devices. IBM says that 24% of traffic to retail sites on Black Friday came from smartphones or tablets, up from 14.3% last year. Consumers using mobile devices accounted for 16% of  purchases, up from 9.8% last year. Consumers using iPad tablet computers converted at a 4.3% rate, higher than the rate for other mobile devices, IBM says.

Home goods retailers led the way in sales growth posted a 28.2% increase in sales during 2012 Black Friday Apparel retailers came in second with a 17.5% increase and department stores in third with sales up 16.8% over last year. 

For the full day Friday, IBM says 0.34% of the day’s online sales came from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, down 35% from Black Friday last year. That compares with 0.63% on Thanksgiving—a rate that increased as the day progressed, says IBM, which bases its findings on the online retail activity of 500 merchants.