Black Friday through Cyber Monday is the biggest shopping weekend of the year that kicks off the Christmas holiday season. It seems this massive shopping event is accompanied by more hype and hoopla every year. Bigger sales, earlier open times and bigger crowds. Will you have an experience similar to the picture above? Take a look at these mind-blowing statistics and predictions for this upcoming holiday shopping weekend.
37% - percent of American adults will go shopping on Black Friday (57 % of Black Friday shoppers will “find the experience to be fun".)
307,000,000 - total number who shopped in stores or online on Black Friday
2,470,000 - total number of Google News search results for “Black Thursday"
$59 billion - estimated sales from Thursday - Sunday (up from $52.4B in 2011)
$247 million - total number of weekend shoppers (up from $226M in 2011)
$35 million - number of Americans who visited retailers’ stores and websites on Thanksgiving (up from $29M last year)
$89 million - number of Black Friday shoppers (up from $86M in 2011)
$423 - average spent by a shopper in 2012 (up from $398 in 2011 & $365 in 2010)
$194 - average consumer internet spending on Black Friday in 2012
41% - percent of a consumer’s online spending for the weekend
Speaking of online sales, here are the top 5 most visited online retailers:
1. Amazon.com - 7.7 million
2. Walmart.com - 3.5 million
3. Best Buy - 2.75 million
4. Target - 2.25 million
5. Apple - 1.5 million
Of course we too will be having our own Black Friday promo. Please be on the look out for our promo advertised through our social media channels. Also, those who subscribe to our eNewsletter will get the first crack at the promotional deals in their inbox tomorrow morning. Happy shopping!
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