Merry Clickmas: Black Friday online sales hit record $7.4 bln

Consumers begin their Black Friday specials shopping as Macy’s opens their doors at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day on November 28, 2019 in New York. (AFP)

This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, and Adobe Analytics says carts filled on phones, computers, and tablets rang up $7.4 billion in transactions.

That ranks just behind the $7.9 billion haul of last year’s Cyber Monday, which holds the one-day record for online sales. Adobe measures sales at 80 of the top 100 US online retailers.

Adobe expects online sales to hit $9.4 billion this Cyber Monday. Much of the shopping is happening on people’s phones, which accounted for 39% of all online sales Friday and 61% of online traffic.

Shoppers have been looking for “Frozen 2” toys in particular. Other top purchases included sports video games and Apple laptops. All the online shopping may have helped thin the crowd at malls on Black Friday.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:05 - GMT 11:05
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