Cyber Monday sees USD 3.4 Billion in desktop online sales to rank as Top U.S. online spending day in history

First Ever USD 3 Billion spending day also boasts strong 26 % growth rate. 5-Day Thanksgiving-Cyber Monday period achieves USD 10 Billion in Desktop Sales with strong growth rate of 21 % vs. year ago

comScore on November 29, 2017 reported holiday season U.S. retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers for Cyber Monday 2017 and the holiday weekend following Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday reached USD 3.36 billion in desktop online spending, up 26 % versus year ago, representing the heaviest online spending day in history and the first day to ever surpass USD 3 billion in desktop sales. The weekend after Thanksgiving also proved to be strong, as it marked the third straight year in which both Saturday and Sunday individually had billion-dollar online shopping days, combining for USD 2.92 billion for a year-over-year increase of 17 percent. For the five-day period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, online buying from desktop computers totalled USD 10.21 billion, up 21 % versus last year.

“Cyber Monday once again ranked as the heaviest online spending day of all-time and became the first day to ever exceed $3 billion in sales from desktop computers,” said comScore SVP of Marketing and Insights Andrew Lipsman. “Every year it seems there’s talk of the big promotional days becoming less important as promotions get extended across so much of the season, but the data suggest the exact opposite – that the biggest promotional days are only getting more important with time. Online retailers have conditioned consumers to be very responsive to the deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which is why they have consistently shown above-average growth rates year after year.”

Other highlights include:

  • 140 million Americans visited online retail properties on Cyber Monday, with 77 million arriving via desktop, 103 million via mobile and 40 million shopping on both platforms. The total number of digital shoppers on Cyber Monday surpassed Black Friday’s total by 11 million.
  • Amazon once again ranked as the most visited online retail property on Cyber Monday, followed by Walmart and eBay.
  • Apparel & Accessories ranked as the top product category on Cyber Monday with nearly USD 900 million in desktop sales, followed by Consumer Electronics and Computer Hardware, respectively.
  • Consumer Packaged Goods was the fastest-growing category year-over-year on Cyber Monday, followed by Toys & Hobbies and Apparel & Accessories, respectively.
  • Households making USD 100000+ in annual income accounted for 44 % of desktop spending on Cyber Monday.

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