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Online Holiday Spending Hits Record $32 Billion
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Online retail spending for the 2010 holiday season reached $32.6 billion, representing  an increase of 12 percent compared to last year and an all-time record, according to the latest report from comScore.

Online Holiday Shoppers More Satisfied So Far
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Customer satisfaction with online retailers on Cyber Monday matched last year with 73.1 on the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) 100-point scale, but overall satisfaction during the Thanksgiving holiday week and weekend was higher than in 2009, according to a new report from ForeSee Results.

eBay Mobile Sales Up 146 Percent On Cyber Monday

eBay said today U.S. mobile commerce sales increased 146 percent year over year on Cyber Monday.

The company said mobile shopping peaked between 5pm and 7 pm PST. eBay said because of the growth in mobile holiday shopping it expects to generate more than $1.5 billion in gross merchandise volume in 2010, compared to $600 million in 2009.

 

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Online Holiday Sales Top $13 Billion

Online holiday spending for the first 29 days of the season has reached $13.55 billion, representing a 13 percent increase over the same time period last year, according to the latest report from comScore.

Cyber Monday reached $1.028 billion in online spending, up 16 percent versus year ago, representing the heaviest online spending day in history and the first to surpass the billion-dollar threshold.

Cyber Monday Sales Jump 19 Percent

U.S. online retail sales on Cyber Monday were up 19.4 percent over the same period last year, with the average order up from $180.03 to $194.89 for an increase of 8.3 percent, according to a new report from IBM’s Coremetrics.

Compared to Black Friday, Cyber Monday online sales were up 31.1 percent with the average order up from $190.80 to $194.89 for an increase of 2.1 percent.

Cyber Monday Attracting More Than 100 Million Americans
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More than 106.9 million Americans plan to shop online today during Cyber Monday, up significantly from the 96.5 million who shopped on the same day last year, according to a new survey by Bigresearch conducted for Shop.org.

A survey released last week found that nearly nine in ten (88.2%) retailers will have a special promotion for Cyber Monday, growing each year since 2007, when 72.2 percent planned promotions.

 

Retailers Promoting Black Friday Via Twitter, Facebook And Email
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Up to 138 million Americans plan to shop Black Friday weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), more than the 134 million people who planned to do so last year, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation and BIGresearch.

Cyber Monday Sales Reach $887 Million

Cyber Monday sales were up 5 percent compared to a year ago reaching $887 million and matching the heaviest online spending day on record, December 9, 2008, according to the latest report from comScore.

"We’ve seen an encouraging start to the online holiday shopping season and it would appear that retailers’ aggressive and early marketing efforts have so far succeeded in persuading consumers to open their wallets online," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni.

Online Retailers See Strong Cyber Monday Sales

U.S. online retailers reported strong holiday sales results on Cyber Monday (Nov.30) 2009 compared to the same period last year, according to a new report from Coremetrics.

Cyber Monday sales were up 24.1 percent compared to Black Friday 2009.  Consumers spent more per online order ($180.03 versus $170.19 for an increase of 5.8 %) compared to Black Friday.

Google Checkout Discounts Announced
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It’s no secret that the economy hasn’t been good this year, but today’s Cyber Monday, and if you’re planning on doing some shopping online, Google wants to help.  Individuals who pay for things using Google Checkout may be able to save as much as $20 per purchase thanks to a new promotion.

A post on the Official Google Blog urged readers this morning to "save with exclusive discounts of $5, $10 or $20 at hundreds of participating stores, including TigerDirect.com, BlueNile.com and Petco.com."

Amazon’s Kindle Breaks Sales Record in November

Amazon announced that its Kindle device, an electronic reader, has broken its record for sales in a single month, during November. This information does not even take into account Cyber Monday, which is today.

The company says that the Kindle is the most "wished" for, the most "gifted," and the number one best-selling product across all product categories on Amazon.com.

Is Cyber Monday Still A Factor In The Holiday Shopping Season?

So many of the traditions we adhere to and enjoy during the holiday season is based on myth. Santa Claus (hope no kids are reading this), mistletoe dates back to Celtic mythology, and if many people on the internet have their way Cyber Monday could join the list.

Will you shop online during Cyber Monday? …
 let us know.

Online Holiday Spending Up 7 Percent
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Online holiday spending continues to be the one bright spot in the woeful economy, according to a new report from comScore.

For the holiday season through December 7, $15.63 billion has been spent online, about the same level compared to the same period last year. During the first week since Cyber Monday (December 1-December 7), sales totaled $4.45 billion, up 7 percent over a year ago.

Online Holiday Spending Up 9 Percent
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Online holiday spending has now reached the same levels as last year thanks to Cyber Monday and the corresponding Tuesday, according to comScore.

For the holiday season through December 5, $14.92 billion has been spent online, about the same amount compared to the same period last year.

Nielsen Looks at Online Retail Category Performance
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Nielsen is sharing some interesting data today regarding online retail web traffic during the holiday season. This data shows that both Black Friday and Cyber Monday traffic were up by 10% each when compared to last year.

Online Retailers Cash In On Cyber Monday

While the economy boded poorly for brick-and-mortar stores over the holiday weekend leading up to Cyber Monday, Hitwise says business was pretty much booming for online-only retailers.

Online Retailers Had Solid Cyber Monday
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With the economy in an official recession and the continuing talk of doom and gloom, comScore has released some positive numbers about online holiday spending so far this year.

Online Retailers Had Solid Cyber Monday

Convenience Draws Holiday Shoppers Online

Consumers are more engaged this holiday season partly due to online promotions over Thanksgiving week, which offered discounts from 30 to 70 percent off products along with free shipping.

Convenience Draws Holiday Shoppers Online

What’s different is how early the season started, and the level of promotional activity driven by social marketing.

Mobile Tuesday Meets Inevitability

Truth be told, advertisers never met a bandwagon they didn’t like. Enter the first Mobile Tuesday, an extension, of course, of Black Friday and recently created Cyber Monday. If you’re one of 18,000 who signed up via Black Friday leak sites, you should be receiving promotional offers from McDonald’s, Finish Line, and RedTag.
Mobile Tuesday Meets Inevitability

Cyber Monday Tips from the Google AdWords Crew
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And Cyber Monday edges closer still. We’re at about five days now. Of course, we’ve still got Black Friday to deal with and last year shoppers spent around $531 Million online just on that day. Follow Amazon’s example and get ready for that.

Amazon.com Black Friday Deals Page Now Live
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Amazon.com has announced it is now offering Black Friday deals beginning today that will run through Cyber Monday.

The online retailer is also offering customers a chance to win a $10,000 Amazon.com Shopping Spree in the Black Friday Sweepstakes. The Black Friday sweepstakes closes at 11:59 p.m. PST, November 30.