Americans spending for "Cyber Monday" reached a historic record

Americans spending for "Cyber Monday" reached a historic recordThe volume of online sales in the U.S. for "Cyber Monday" (Cyber Monday) in the current year has reached a historical record and totaled $ 1.25 billion. This was reported in the press release of the company comScore, which tracks the results of the "Cyber Monday". The result in 2011 exceeded last year (1.028 billion dollars) by 22 percent.

For the week of November 28 to December 2, according to comScore, Americans spent shopping online is also a record amount — nearly six billion dollars — 15 percent more than last year. The volume of online sales of over a billion dollars was recorded not only in itself, "Cyber Monday", but in the two days immediately following it.

Cyber Monday falls on the first Monday after Thanksgiving in the United States. During the "Cyber Monday" Americans buy additional web discounted products that do not have time to buy for "Black Friday" (Black Friday). The latter is the traditional beginning of the Christmas and New Year sales in the country.

In 2011, the expenditure of Americans in "Black Friday" also set a record, comparable only to the pre-crisis indicators. According to research company ShopperTrak, for November 25, U.S. residents left in stores 11.4 billion — 6.6 percent more than last year. According to estimates of the National Retail Federation, the purchase during this period carried 226 million people.

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