Retail e-commerce spending from desktops exceeded $2 billion for the first time on Cyber Monday, representing a 17% year-over-year rise.
eCommerce sales were up by 8.5% year-over-year, per IBM Digital Analytics, although average order values were down by 3.5%.
This infographic from Viralheat examines more than 150,000 tweets and updates about “Thanksgiving dinner” and illustrates the social media discussion about the holiday.
Some 61.1% of American adults will or may shop on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday), Friday, Saturday or Sunday, a similar expectation to last year, per the NRF.
This infographic from Microsoft looks at social conversations people are having about pumpkin-flavored stuff.
Nearly half (46 percent) of shoppers ended up buying in-store in 2013, up from just 35 percent in 2011.
Some shoppers (29%) will start holiday shopping before Halloween.
B2B buyer traffic drops more than 50% below average on New Year’s Day (-57%), Memorial Day (-57%), Independence Day (-58%), Labor Day (-54%), Thanksgiving (-71%), the day after Thanksgiving (-55%), Christmas Eve (-64%), and Christmas (-69%).
The growth rate for the holiday season through December 22nd stood at 10%. Even so, IBM reports a robust 16.5% increase in online sales on Christmas Day.
Mobile shopping may be on the rise this holiday season, but that doesn’t appear to be affecting desktop e-commerce sales.