Black Friday: Online Sales Top $1 Billion For First Time
6 months ago
People spent $1 Billion on the days after Thanksgiving.
Despite what we hear about how bad the economy is, Americans still have enough money to take advantage of a sale.
ComScore is reporting that Americans spent over $1 billion online on Black Friday. The leading site was Amazon.com, which was followed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target and Apple.
NBC News reports:
U.S. retailers' sales over the four-day holiday weekend increased an estimated 12.8 percent, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation.
More than 35 million Americans visited retailers’ stores and websites Thursday – up from 29 million last year, according to the survey. Despite concerns that the early Thanksgiving hours would cut into Black Friday results, nearly 89 million Americans still shopped on Black Friday -- up 3.1 percent over the 86.2 million who shopped that day last year.