Thanksgiving, a day when the brick stores and mortar tend to close, a big one made for spending on the internet and when all consumers have spent $ 3.7 billion for the day, according analysts. percent of traffic to retail sites selling and 36.7 percent of all e-commerce sales.
Adobe, to put analytics in real time to track the sale of e-commerce, said that by 2:00 pm Pacific time, used $ 1.75 billion online, from $ 406 million 7 am – representing respective growth & # 39; growth & # 39; 28.6 percent and 23.2% in 2017.
B & # 39; this rate, Adobe said it believes the sale on Thursday will amount to a record & # 39; $ 3.7 billion, versus $ 2.9 billion a year ago. Notably, Adobe this review a figure projected to double from $ 3.1 billion to since Thanksgiving earlier this month.
(Adobe move on & # 39; e-commerce over 80 of the top 100 retailers transactions on the Internet & # 39; the United States and says that its analysis is based on more than a trillion visit f & # 39; retail sales sites and 55 million SKU).
"Black Friday" – the day after Thanksgiving – was once considered the official start of the holiday shopping season, but that start coming earlier and earlier each year, b & # 39; stocks & # 39 ; bricks and mortar to start their sales before to compete more with online shopping based websites.
Between 1 & # 39; November and Thanksgiving, a total of & # 39; $ 38 billion will have been spent on the internet, up 18.6 percent, b & # 39; Word Thanksgiving to give one jump per cent for the whole period. B & # 39; in particular, all 22 days in & # 39; November reached over $ 1 billion in sales, b & # 39; two each sees $ 2 billion in & # 39; stop.
What kind of high costs reach & # 39; zenith in four days & # 39; later, when one in five dollars spent, working for $ 23.4 billion in & # 39; sales (or 19 percent of the entire holiday season).
Thanksgiving is the first day of the "big five" for holiday shopping. Figures from the Internet retailers Research predict that the total amount will be spent during the period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday will be & # 39; $ 21.6 billion.
But while rising tides lift all boats can, the greater will reap the most benefits: also estimates that Amazon will account for nearly a third of all sales.
The overall picture, interesting, is that e-commerce still accounts for between 10 and 20 percent of all retail sales, mostly the same proportion that we have seen for many years. In other words, while the overall pie is growing in size, the ratio of the piece for online commerce does not seem to change yet.
The figures from eMarketer put global sales of US holidays on retailers more than $ 1 trillion for the season, while e-commerce will be & # 39; about $ 123 billion, or about 12 percent of all sales.
Thanksgiving – when physical stores are mostly closed – remains & # 39; big holiday for e-commerce, and in & # 39; then we continue to swing to a more mobile business b & # 39; record numbers this the year.
"Mobile stole the Thanksgiving Day event with & # 39; smartphones representing more than 50% of traffic to retail sites selling, as well as a record amount of & # 39; entry," said Taylor Schreiner, director, Adobe Digital Insight.
Adobe said that more than half – 54.4 percent – of all traffic to retail sites selling on Thanksgiving Day came from smartphones, from 46.1 percent in the same day in 2017, and even increase over the day & # 39; Thanksgiving (formerly Adobe said were responsible for 48.4 per cent).
Inevitably, that means drive less traffic on other platforms. Desktop was up 36.5 percent (44.3 percent in 2017), while the tablets were 9.1 percent (9.6 percent in 2017).
Smartphones also increased on the side of sales, b & # 39; 36.7 per cent of sales of electronic commerce until 2pm yesterday (before then: it was 28.2 percent). The remaining desktop & # 39; in lead in & # 39; 52.8 per cent, but the gap is narrowing. The tablets accounted for 10.5 percent of sales.
The major delays in traffic and sales for pills really highlights how these devices failed to consider themselves become category. F & # 39; one point, looked like giving smartphones run for their money in e-commerce because they had larger screens, making it easier to purchase. But since smartphones have gained more and more powerful, and trading technology has progressed, the market did not follow the way people like.
Still, Adobe notes that about $ 4.3 billion & # 39; items will be left on the table, so to speak, on smartphones: people continue to abandon their carts before checking them, a sign that the experience is still very room for improvement.
These numbers are the most consistent with the way spending has made the rest of the month, though smartphones have seen a bump:
The 2018 holiday season was predicted to be a bumper year for e-commerce, fueled by economic forces such as lower unemployment and underlying trends as more buyers choose to spend their money online.
"The transactions & # 39; before action & # 39; Risk seem to have raised consumers to spend a little before we saw the second day & # 39; the shopping season of our holiday, "said Schreiner.
Adobe said that this year will see a total higher than year & # 39; before because of how the calendar: there will be another day between Thanksgiving and Christmas, working for $ 284 million spent.
F & # 39; terms & # 39; s products are doing well & # 39; now, Adobe identified the Nintendo Switch, fingerling Hugs, Little Live Pets and L.O.L Surprise, HP Laptops, Chromecast and Drones. The main game is Call of Duty Black Ops 4.
The discounts will be b & # 39; health through Cyber Monday, but is already beginning. The average savings, marked by Adobe, including 16.3 percent for computers, 4.7 per cent for television and 12.2 percent for toys.
M & # 39; INIX sure how and why retailers collaborate with & # 39; these trends, but apparently today is the best for sports goods (discounted on average by 13 per cent). Black Friday is the best for computers (16 percent) and tablets (33 percent). The Sunday before Cyber Monday will see the best offers for clothing (22 percent), equipment (18 percent) and jewelry (5 percent) (there seems to be a theme "female" are), and the biggest discounts to toys will occur Cyber Monday (19 percent), when the kids return to school and can not burn on the shoulders of their parents as burning the stuff to put under the tree .
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