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comScore report highlights the performance of mobile commerce


comScore releases final report on holiday shopping weekend

comScore has released its final repMobile Commerce Thanksgiving Shopping Reportort on the most significant holiday shopping weekend of the year. Thanksgiving marked the beginning of a shopping marathon for millions of consumers. Shopping finally came to an end on Cyber Monday, leaving many consumers content with the multitude of deals they were able to snag from retailers. comScore has been reporting on the performance of each of the major shopping days of the weekend: Thanksgiving day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The firm has released its last report on this year’s extravaganza, showing that mobile commerce has played a major role.

More than $2.86 billion in sales recorded this year

According to comScore, retail sales set new records this year as retailers moved to engage mobile consumers in a more dynamic way. Retailers have been frantically adopting mobile commerce platforms in order to provide mobile consumers with more convenient services. comScore notes that e-commerce sites have been the most popular of these platforms and have accounted for more than $2.86 billion in sales during the holiday shopping weekend.

$750 million in mobile sales

Cyber Monday saw online sales of $1.46 billion, much of which is made up from mobile purchases. Over the entire holiday shopping weekend, more than $750 million in sales came from mobile consumers who used their smart phones or tablets to purchase products directly from retailers. The comScore report shows that the most growth seen during the holiday shopping weekend happened on Thanksgiving day. Traditionally, retailers did not offer their major deals until Black Friday. This year, however, companies began offering deals on Thanksgiving, hoping to kick start the holiday shopping weekend.

More retailers expected to show interest in mobile commerce

Though retailers saw the most mobile traffic on Cyber Monday, mobile commerce had a strong showing throughout the entire weekend. Consumers have shown interest in mobile commerce because of the convenience it provides them while shopping. The major success of mobile commerce initiatives during the holiday shopping weekend is likely to pave the way for more retailers to engage mobile consumers in a more serious manner.

Cyber Monday breaks sales records across the board


Cyber Monday mobile commerceCyber Monday the most successful day in retail history

Cyber Monday has come and gone and left the retail industry rejoicing what has become one of the most successful holiday shopping weekends ever. Retailers saw record sales on Cyber Monday as shoppers flocked to e-commerce sites to make purchases online. According to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark, online sales this year rose by 30% over what they had been on Cyber Monday in 2011. IBM suggests that Cyber Monday has become the most successful online shopping day the retail industry has ever seen.

Consumers flock online for major deals

Consumers did not just use their computers to buy products online, many of them also turned to their smart phones and tablets. Mobile devices accounted for a significant portion of the sales that retailers saw on Cyber Monday. Indeed, many retailers sought to engage consumers through various mobile commerce efforts that offered deals specifically to those that made purchases using a specialized application or a smart phones or tablet.

Mobile sales soar due to the efforts of retailers

Part of the success that retailers saw through their online platforms comes from the fact that they did not actually wait until Monday to begin providing deals. Traditionally, retailers wait until Cyber Monday arrives to begin offering online-only deals. This year, however, many decided to introduce these deals on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, hoping to take advantage of the holiday shopping buzz. This proved especially successful among mobile consumers who were eager to use their devices to find products they were interested in.

Consumers still have time to benefit from mobile commerce initiatives

Though the most significant holiday shopping weekend of the year has come to an end, mobile commerce is still expected to play a major role in the remainder of the holiday season. Consumers have plenty of time to continue shopping before Christmas arrives and they will also be able to take advantage of the deals offered by retailers as that day draws nearer.