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This Cyber Monday Was the Biggest Online Shopping Day, Ever (zdnet.com) 56

Cyber Monday is likely to have been the biggest online shopping day in history, according to an analysis of visits to US retail websites. Online spending in the US yesterday hit a new record with $3.39bn spent online, a 10.2 percent increase year-over-year -- ahead even of Black Friday, when $3.34bn was spent. ZDNet adds:Cyber Monday is expected to generate slightly less mobile revenue than Black Friday at $1.19bn, but that's still a 48 percent increase on last year, according to the analysis by Adobe. Consumers have spent a total of $39.9bn online so far this month, it said, up 7.4 percent on last November, with 27 out of 28 days seeing online sales of over $1bn. The five best-selling toys in terms of quantity sold on Cyber Monday were Lego, Shopkins, Nerf, Barbie, and Little Live Pets. The five best-selling electronic products were Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox, Samsung 4K TVs, Apple iPads, and Amazon Fire tablets, the company said.
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  • Cyber Monday is likely to have been the biggest online shopping day in history, according to an analysis of visits to US retail websites

    So, Cyber Monday got the popular vote.

    Did the Black Friday win by some other metrics — securing the whatever College?

    In any case, I demand a recount — please, help me finance it by making a donation.

  • Obviously the reason spending is up is because the future for the US looks bright.
    • Indeed it does. Kanye West is planning to run for President in 2020.

      • Indeed it does. Kanye West is planning to run for President in 2020.

        Hmm..I dunno.

        It appears the pressure for that 2020 run has already taken its toll on poor Kanye's mental health, as that he's in lockdown now in the hospital.

  • Singles Day! (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 29, 2016 @11:08AM (#53385309)

    Once again, the US forgets that the rest of the world exists.

    Only 2 weeks ago, one vendor (Alibaba), on one day (11.11.2016) did $17.73 BILLION in sales, over 3 times what these numbers are claiming was a record.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      From TFA:

      "Online spending _in the US_ yesterday hit a new record with $3.39bn spent online..."

    • Well, we're withdrawing from the rest of the world, like you asked us to. We're going to take all our troops home, from Europe, from Korea, from Japan, everywhere. You hate our guts. It's been shouted loud and clear for a long time and don't think we didn't get the message, because we did. Slashdot is a US-centric site and it will remain so.

      Here's an idea: why don't you make your own tech site and it can be worldly? You can have global citizens posting and ban everything but metric units and so on.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Remember bookstores? There is actually a couple near me. A Barnes and Noble about 7 miles away and some old guy who runs this coffee, book, Civil War crap, and other stuff store.

    Sporting goods? Sports Authority is gone.

    Online has pushed these people out of business. And when you have family in other parts of the country, it makes sense to just order online and ship to them.

    What I'm seeing is that online retailers are no longer the place for deals now. They undercut when the could but as brick and mortar s

    • I see more big box sports stores now than ever before. Seems to be a growing industry.

      Granted nowadays, 4/5ths of the store is dedicated to clothing, so they're more "Clothing stores with some sport equipment in them". Gander Mountain, Cabelas, Bass Pro Shop, Academy Sports, Dicks, REI, Sportsman Warehouse, and a few financially viable local chains. More sports stores now than there has ever been.

      As for book stores, they're still around, but the remaining hold-outs seem to be larger bookstores. Waldenbo

  • I thought tablets were dead?
  • by c ( 8461 ) <beauregardcp@gmail.com> on Tuesday November 29, 2016 @11:25AM (#53385503)

    How many of these silly articles are going to be based on Adobe press releases?

    And when/how did Adobe manage to convince anyhow that they're some sort of authority on web-based shopping metrics, anyhow? Are they running Amazon's backend or something?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 29, 2016 @11:27AM (#53385523)

    Cyber Monday is likely to have been the biggest online shopping day in history... when $3.34bn was spent

    No.... Alibaba ALONE did many times that much business ($14.3bn US) vs on Singles Day this year:
    Alibaba. [reuters.com]

    "Cyber Monday" is slightly more than a rounding error.

  • I haven't bought anything expect a dinner since the 21st. And I am not going to buy anything.

    • I haven't bought anything expect a dinner since the 21st. And I am not going to buy anything.

      A diner is a pretty big investment, so I'm not surprised.

    • by antdude ( 79039 )

      Ditto. I'd rather go out and eat with people to spend time with.

  • I can't be the only purist that noticed that the photo in TFA isn't actual Lego brand?
  • Next you're going to tell me that the latest iOS is the Most Advanced iOS, Ever!

  • Quick, someone call the Doctor.

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