Cyber Monday: By the Numbers
By: eBay Inc. Editors
Cyber Monday is traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for Internet retailers, and eBay Inc. reaped the benefits.
Thanks to the growth of smartphones and tablets, which allow for “anytime, anywhere” shopping, eBay Inc. saw a surge in mobile commerce this past Monday across all divisions. On a year-over-year basis, mobile transacted volume more than doubled in the U.S. for eBay Marketplaces and nearly tripled for PayPal on a global basis. In addition, GSI saw a 287% increase in mobile sales in the U.S., compared to 2011.
PayPal research also noted that consumers around the world shopped on mobile most frequently from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., PST, on Cyber Monday — slightly later in the day than on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
Steve Yankovich, eBay VP of Mobile, said the success of the entire “Thanksgiving roll” — the period from Thursday on — is a “real game-changer for eBay, making moments of inspiration instantly shoppable.”
Watch what Hill Ferguson, VP of Global Product at PayPal, had to say about this season’s top mobile trends in this video clip: