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Cyber Monday mobile commerce report from IBM shows 55 percent growth

Sales growth was considerable, according to the data that was released by the tech giant.

As per the data collected at the start of the week, American shoppers have now enjoyed the largest Cyber Monday mobile commerce experience in history, after having increased online sales by 20.6 percent over last year’s sales data.

This, according to the information that was issued by IBM in their cloud based analytics findings.

When it came to sales on the first business day of this week, Cyber Monday mobile commerce led the way, breaking the 17 percent mark of all online purchases. This is a tremendous 55.4 percent rise over the figure from last year. That day also represented the end of the largest five day online sales period in history for the United States. It included November 28 through December 2. When compared to 2012, it saw 16.5 percent more sales.

IBM feels that this is a continuing trend as people increasingly turn to Cyber Monday mobile commerce channels.

Cyber Monday Mobile Commerce NewsAccording to IBM Smarter Commerce strategy director, Jay Henderson, “We continue to see a dramatic movement of the new digitally savvy consumer as Cyber Monday once again proved to be the star of this holiday shopping season.” He pointed out that smartphones and tablets are becoming a favorite “shopping companion” for consumers, who use the devices for a range of different activities throughout the process that ends in a holiday purchase. This drove record sales over the channel, with a growth of 55 percent over last year.

As online sales continue to increase over a range of different channels, Chief Marketing Officers are finding that they are increasingly needing to turn their attention toward real time analytics from cloud based platforms such as IBM, in order to be able to better able to keep up with consumer trends and meet their expectations.

IBM has a considerable position in assisting marketing, e-commerce, customer service, and merchandising leaders, causing many of them to use the IBM Digital Analytics reports such as this one regarding Cyber Monday mobile commerce, in order to help them to develop their strategies and campaigns for coming days, weeks, and months.

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