Skip to comments.Black Friday sales online top $1 billion for first time: comScore
Posted on 11/25/2012 6:44:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
Black Friday retail sales online this year topped $1 billion for the first time ever as more consumers used the Internet do their early holiday shopping, comScore Inc said on Sunday.
Online sales jumped 26 percent on Black Friday to $1.04 billion from sales of $816 million on the corresponding day last year, according to comScore data.
E-commerce accounts for less than 10 percent of consumer spending in the United States. However, it is growing much faster than bricks-and-mortar retail as shoppers are lured by low prices, convenience, faster shipping and wide selection.
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My time, safety, and sanity is worth more than any “Black Friday Doorbuster”.
Count me among the “cyberMonday” earlybirds.
I walked in to best Buy last night at 8 pm and got what I wanted without lining up like these losers.
When was the last time you heard about fights breaking out in the checkout lines at Amazon?
Nothing new for us that live in remote areas of the U.S. With Best Buy, Walmart and the other big box stores hundreds of miles away, we used to order out of printed catalogs years ago - now we have switched to doing it online. Same thing, just a different medium.
If there’s a recession I don’t see it. I passed three Outlet Malls yesterday and the parking lots were all full. People were parking on the grass.
Me? I’ve cut off all the liberals in my life so I don’t have to buy presents for them. And for that, I’m grateful.
I’d love to know where all these people are getting all this money for buying electronics. I’m not going to be able to afford anything for anybody this year.
I did some shopping online, and it was a perk to get a coupon and free shipping, but my shopping had nothing to do with Black Friday/ Cyber Monday. I would have bought the items anyway. I’ve moved away from Amazon and have been doing a lot more shopping on Overstock. I’ve been really pleased with the quality of the things I’ve gotten from them. They’ve exceeded my expectations. I do probably the majority of my shopping online. I live in Las Vegas. I’m loathe to even go to the grocery store here. I switched grocery stores after an Obozo campaign office opened next to mine in the plaza. It’s sister store isn’t much better. It’s looking like I’ll be shopping in the Mexican grocery store now.