Cyber Monday

Salesforce Reveals 2020 was the Biggest Holiday Season Ever for Digital Sales, Up 50 Percent Year-Over-Year to $1.1 Trillion Globally

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

Salesforce data shows a 50 percent increase in digital spend over the 2019 shopping season, making it one of the biggest digital holiday shopping seasons to date.

Key Points: 
  • Salesforce data shows a 50 percent increase in digital spend over the 2019 shopping season, making it one of the biggest digital holiday shopping seasons to date.
  • Salesforce combined insights from over one billion global shoppers across more than 40 countries powered by Commerce Cloud during the holiday seasonbetween November 1 and December 31, 2020.
  • Active Apparel (35 percent), Footwear (39 percent) and General Apparel (40 percent) experienced the least growth in revenue this holiday season.
  • Commerce Cloud: Digital sales powered by Commerce Cloud grew 76 percent year-over-year this holiday season.

CouponBirds Releases 2020 Shopping Season Report Under the Epidemic

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:59am

BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from CouponBirds ' new report suggest that COVID-19 had a big impact on consumer's behavior during the 2020 shopping season.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from CouponBirds ' new report suggest that COVID-19 had a big impact on consumer's behavior during the 2020 shopping season.
  • The report reveals changes in shopping holidays, purchased products, and shopping frequency during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas.
  • As with most things in 2020, COVID-19 changed the purchased products of the shopping season to some extent.
  • The majority of people said they had spent more time shopping online during the shopping season.

1847 Goedeker and Appliances Connection Continue Record Breaking Performance in December

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 1:00pm

Our strong Black Friday / Cyber Monday performance accelerated through the month of December, stated Doug Moore, CEO of 1847 Goedeker.

Key Points: 
  • Our strong Black Friday / Cyber Monday performance accelerated through the month of December, stated Doug Moore, CEO of 1847 Goedeker.
  • Exceptional execution by our entire team positions us well to continue to capitalize on the growing trend towards buying appliances online.
  • Albert Fouerti, President of Appliances Connection, added, This has been an incredible period of record-breaking growth for Appliances Connection.
  • 1847 Goedeker is an industry leading e-commerce destination for appliances, furniture, and home goods.

Shipwire Processes Record Peak Season Ecommerce Order Volumes

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 11:00am

Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services, a leading supply chain management and ecommerce logistics provider, today announced a new record in the volume of holiday orders processed through its Shipwire platform .

Key Points: 
  • Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services, a leading supply chain management and ecommerce logistics provider, today announced a new record in the volume of holiday orders processed through its Shipwire platform .
  • Shipwire, an ecommerce order and fulfillment management system, saw order volumes increase by 43% over last year during Cyber Week, the five-day period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201229005049/en/
    Shipwire Peak Season 2020 Results (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Record ecommerce order volumes have been a theme of 2020, driven in part by the limited access to retail establishments and ongoing shelter in place orders related to the global pandemic.
  • Through strategic operational planning and detailed forecasting, Ingram Micro warehouses shipped record high order volumes, successfully navigating peak demand, the strict enforcement of enhanced health and safety practices including social distancing, and labor shortages.

Mastercard SpendingPulse: U.S. Retail Sales* Grew 3.0% This Holiday Season

Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 12:05pm

This season, U.S. consumers shopped far earlier than in years past, as retailers offered special promotions early and often.

Key Points: 
  • This season, U.S. consumers shopped far earlier than in years past, as retailers offered special promotions early and often.
  • In addition, though Black Friday was down (-16.1%*), Thanksgiving weekend through Cyber Monday remained a key time for shoppers, with Black Friday being the top spending day of the 2020 holiday season.
  • Mastercard SpendingPulse reports on national retail sales across all payment types in select markets around the world.
  • Mastercard SpendingPulse defines U.S. retail sales as sales at retailers and food services merchants of all sizes.

The TV Installed Base in the U.S. is Getting Bigger and Newer, According to NPD

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 11:00am

According to NPD's TV Ownership Trends Report, the average size of a replacement[1] TV jumped to 51 inches from 49 inches in November 2019, and 47 inches in November 2018.

Key Points: 
  • According to NPD's TV Ownership Trends Report, the average size of a replacement[1] TV jumped to 51 inches from 49 inches in November 2019, and 47 inches in November 2018.
  • "This year home entertainment became even more crucial as consumers spent more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • TV sales, among other tech items, saw strong interest and as a result we saw notable shifts in the installed base," stated John Buffone , Executive Director, Industry Analyst within NPD's Connected Intelligence practice.
  • Through Cyber Monday week, 65-inch TV sales increased 27% vs. 2019, while 70-inch and above TVs increased by 82%.

Mitch Gould and Nutritional Products International See Amazon’s Record Holiday Sales As Positive Sign of Consumer Spending

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 2:53pm

Evidence of this trend is Amazons 2020 holiday sales, which have jumped an astounding 60 percent, and the season is not over.

Key Points: 
  • Evidence of this trend is Amazons 2020 holiday sales, which have jumped an astounding 60 percent, and the season is not over.
  • Many online retailers and certain consumer good segments have had banner years despite COVID-19, said Mitch Gould , founder and CEO of Nutritional Products International.
  • Amazon reported that sales through Cyber Monday have been its 'biggest holiday season to date.'
  • Even before the coronavirus shut down major portions of the economy, Gould said, online sales had been steadily increasing its share of consumer purchases.

Amazon Ads Play a Key Role in Strong Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Holiday 2020 Sales Says Amazon PPC Management Agency

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 1:33pm

SHROPSHIRE, England, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed Amazon advertizing platform Sponsored Profit has recently revealed that Amazon ads have played a stellar role in ensuring strong sales figures on Amazon during this year's Black Friday, Cyber Monday and year-end holiday shopping.

Key Points: 
  • SHROPSHIRE, England, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed Amazon advertizing platform Sponsored Profit has recently revealed that Amazon ads have played a stellar role in ensuring strong sales figures on Amazon during this year's Black Friday, Cyber Monday and year-end holiday shopping.
  • The company also mentions that Amazon ads were vital to the success of thousands of sellers including many of the company's PPC partners.
  • Many brands have used Sponsored Profit campaigns successfully to save an enormous amount of time, money, and effort.
  • During the year's high traffic shopping events such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas, approximately 70% of PPC sales come from sponsored products.

Comscore Sees Record Online Spending Across 'Big 3' Holiday Shopping Days

Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:45am

RESTON, Va., Dec. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers increasingly turned to online shopping this holiday season, ongoing research from Comscore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, found that online spending across Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the 'Big 3' holiday shopping days), reached record levels in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • RESTON, Va., Dec. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers increasingly turned to online shopping this holiday season, ongoing research from Comscore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, found that online spending across Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the 'Big 3' holiday shopping days), reached record levels in 2020.
  • Total online consumer spending exceeded $22 billion, an increase of 25% compared to 2019.
  • Taking a closer look at retail on mobile devices, Comscore found a significant year-over-year increase in mobile spending this holiday season.
  • While mobile spending has played a pivotal role in these key holiday shopping days over the last several years, mobile's 2020 share of digital spending on Thanksgiving and Black Friday surged.

Pivotree Clients Break Records with 2020 Black Friday Ecommerce Sales

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 2:00pm

Many of our clients have been strategically investing in their digital infrastructure and blew through their Black Friday and Cyber Monday records," said Elizabeth Scott, SVP, Strategic Account Management at Pivotree.

Key Points: 
  • Many of our clients have been strategically investing in their digital infrastructure and blew through their Black Friday and Cyber Monday records," said Elizabeth Scott, SVP, Strategic Account Management at Pivotree.
  • We prepared tirelessly for 'the most digital Black Friday ever' and, together, we delivered some of the best days of online orders and sales.
  • While overall industry results show moderate gains a 22% increase in Black Friday sales and 15% increase in Cyber Monday sales, according to Adobe Analytics some Pivotree clients saw significant numbers.
  • To provide a more in-depth look at ecommerce growth, Pivotree recently published a report, "The 2021 Guide to Ecommerce," available for download here .