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Nintendo Switch ranks first in all Black Friday, Cyber Monday online sales

Nintendo Switch ranks first in all Black Friday, Cyber Monday online sales

The NRF found that from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online, well above the 164 million estimated shoppers from an earlier survey by the NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Multichannel shoppers were the biggest spenders over the weekend, spending on average $49 more than those who shopped in-store only and $82 more than those who shopped online only.

Average expected spending per person was $335.47. The NRF, whose overall production sales data is strictly observed every year, is scheduled to release Black Friday, Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday sales numbers on Tuesday.

Adobe said Cyber Monday is expected to beat $6.6 billion in internet sales, which would make it the most vital USA online shopping day in history yet.

Time of Day: The survey found that 11 percent of consumers shopped before 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, while another 11 percent started at 6 p.m.

The kickoff to the holiday shopping season is a now a five-day affair of discounts and perks - and nicknames, stretching through Black Friday into Small Business Saturday and finishing on Cyber Monday. But after suffering big drops in store traffic on Black Friday in previous years, this year's decline was slight. "Consumers are also becoming more savvy and efficient online shoppers".

By-election for Jayalalithaa's constituency-R K Nagar on 21 Dec
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday announced journalist-turned-politician N Marudhu Ganesh as its candidate for the Dr. The vacancy for the constituency arose after the death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016.

Cyber Monday, which has traditionally been an online-only 24-hour sale, is expected to have seen 21.5 million people buying discounted goods.

RetailMeNot, Inc. estimates that approximately $4.4 billion in retailer sales were attributable to consumer transactions from paid digital offers in its marketplace in 2016, more than $600 million of which were attributable to its in-store solution.

The amount spent on United Kingdom online retail sites on Black Friday 2017 was up 11.7% to £1.39bn. These totals well outpace last year's figures of 29% and 48%, respectively.

Adobe Analytics measures 80 percent of online transactions at 100 major USA retailers. But the firm added the decline in traffic was less than 1 percent on Black Friday, evidence that stores still remain an integral part of the busy shopping period. The firm measures 80 percent of online transactions from 100 major US retailers. Sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday also topped prior years and e-commerce leader Amazon.com Inc said it broke sales records this weekend. 51 million people shopped in store, 58 million shopped online, and 65 million shopped both in-store and online.

In order to paint a more complete picture of holiday sales at retailers with physical locations, the data science team at Skyhook Wireless analyzed millions of mobile location signals, cross referenced with its database of points of interest venues, to compare traffic at six major retailers on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday to two days during the week prior (November 16th and 17th).


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