Cyber Monday? Try Cyber Money-Day!

It appears as though more of us are eschewing Black Friday, with its physical, emotional, and spiritual toll, and looking toward Cyber Monday as the day to snag our savings. According to comScore, Cyber Monday this year was the heaviest day of online spending in U.S. history. Collectively, buyers spent $1.25 billion online at U.S. websites.

That’s only the second time the billion-dollar mark has been broken on a single day of spending. The other time? Cyber Monday 2010, when there was $1.03 billion of ecommerce in the U.S.. The difference year-over-year is a remarkable 22% increase.



Drilling down a bit, comScore found that there were approximately 10 million buyers online (also a record) on Cyber Monday, which is 11% more than last year, and that those buyers spent an average of $125 each.



A perhaps unsurprising statistic is that just over half (50.2%) of those dollars spent came from work computers, which is 1% more than last year, whereas 43.2% (a 1.8% decline from 2010) originated from home computers. Just 6.6% came from outside of the U.S.
Via:  comScore
Tags:  comScore
Comments
Inspector 3 years ago

Wow, i thought cyber Monday wouldn't beat black Friday... Guess who was wrong... lol

rapid1 3 years ago

Yeah; it has increased percentage wise every year since it started, I am pretty sure and it will continue to I am sure.

omegadraco 3 years ago

Make that money, spend that money... Too bad more of it wasn't at small business that make the world go round.

Manduh 3 years ago

Interesting stats. Is this a sign the economy is getting back on track? Or a sign of larger debts?

Anyone know if there are stats for Canadian cyber Monday spending?

Der Meister 3 years ago

i have yet to buy any of my gifts.... lol

Aoshi 3 years ago

People spending some money is better than no one spending money.

ThunderBird 3 years ago

I think people are realizing that its getting dangerous trying to storm your local Wal-Mart for that $499 40" LCD when you could just purchase it online from the comfort of home.

Jheck1 3 years ago

I think I must have contributed to at least 1% of that entire amount...Newegg's pretty happy with me this year...i just can't stop hitting the add to cart button!  :P

JStein 3 years ago

The economy may still be sluggish and unemployment at a stratospheric level, but you wouldn’t know it if you were an online retailer this past Monday. Cyber Monday has quickly become one of the biggest shopping days of the year and, with mobile shopping still in its early days and traffic growing by more than 200%, there is little doubt that next year’s numbers will be even more impressive. It would also be helpful if the economy begins to grow at a healthier rate and unemployment falls to a less apocalyptic level (today’s news about it falling by 0.4% is encouraging). http://blog.unibulmerchantservices.com/americans-spend-big-on-cyber-monday-sales-up-33

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