The latest numbers from Internet measurement firm comScore find that e-commerce sales this year are surging, totaling $648M in online sales on November 26th. so far the heaviest online spending day to date in 2010. comScore, which tracks Internet traffic and e-commerce trends, said that sales on Black Friday were up 9 percent compared with last year. This year, there was also a big growth in sales on Thanksgiving, with $407M in purchases versus $318M last year, a 28 percent increase. For the holiday season so far--defined as November 1st through the 26th--total e-commerce sales hit $11.6 billion, up 13 percent from last year's total for the same period. Today is Cyber Monday, which has traditionally been the biggest e-commerce day of the year, as people head back to work and use their high speed Internet connections there for holiday shopping.
Top NewsMonday, November 29, 2010
Black Friday Sales Up 9 Percent To $648M, Says Report