Meanwhile a survey by PwC estimated that online purchases surpassed in-store purchases on Black Friday in every age group. And so it came to pass. At the time of writing, a 16.5% increase in sales for Cyber Monday is expected by Adobe.
Search drove 41.7% of online sales, with paid search on 22.9%, up 8.8% year-on-year, and organic search at 18.8%.
Taken together, the changes may help bolster sales and profit margins-despite a decline in customer traffic at many locations.
Smartphone traffic specifically grew 22.2% year-on-year, while revenue coming from smartphones ($1.59 billion) was up 39.2% year-on-year. By the way, 40% of purchases in the "Black Friday" was made from smartphones, while in 2016 this figure was only 29%.
Shopping and buying on smartphones is becoming the new norm and can be attributed to continued optimizations in the retail experience on mobile devices and platforms.
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Although a large portion of sales over the last four days were completed via a smart phone or computer, Americans spent just about $1 million per minute on Black Friday, according to e-commerce platform Shopify.
In early November, Adobe predicted that total digital sales for the holiday season would hit $107.4 billion, an increase of 13.8%. As expectations rise, it will be easy for individual retail stocks to disappoint and get punished, so unless there is, as with JWN, something limiting the downside, I would stay away from individual names.
Amazon has soared higher along with the increasing number of consumers moving to the convenience of online shopping and free shipping - a trend that has accelerated as more of the things we buy (music, movies, books, etc.) are now sold in digital formats.
Some chains struggled to keep up, with brief online outages experienced by Lowe's, H&M and Gap.