Cyber Monday 2013 has been confirmed as the biggest online shopping day ever! Online sales reached $1.735 billion, up 18% from Cyber Monday 2012.
In honor of this record-breaking day, I compiled a list of fun facts for you....
15 Fun Facts About Cyber Monday and Online Shopping
1. "Cyber Monday" was born in 2005. Shop.org - a division of the National Retail Foundation - created the term to reflect the huge spike in online shopping that occurs the Monday after Thanksgiving.
3. Sales on Cyber Monday were $484 million in 2005 vs. $1.735 billion in 2013.
4. 17% of shoppers used mobile devices to purchase things on Cyber Monday 2013, an increase of 55% from 2012.
5. New Yorkers spent the most money online for this year's Cyber Monday, according to IBM. Next on the list: Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.
6. In 2012, online shopping peaked at 11:25am EST, and the average order was $185.12 on Cyber Monday.
7. Cyber Monday sales through the years:
- 2005 - $484 Million
- 2006 - $608 Million
- 2007 - $733 Million
- 2008 - $846 Million
- 2009 - $887 Million
- 2010 - $1.028 Billion
- 2011 - $1.251 Billion
- 2012 - $1.465 Billion
- 2013 - $1.735 Billion
8. The Top 50 Countries for online shoppers as of July 2013:
9. Shoppers spend an average of $100 on themselves while doing their holiday shopping.
10. According to retail studies, customers may leave a store, even if they're interested in making a purchase, because of the "butt brush" - a term for invasion of a customer's personal space.
11. Shoppers average 5 trips to the mall to get all of their gifts during the holiday season.
12. Last minute shopper? Me too! Don't feel guilty.... 40% of the entire holiday season sales are made between December 15-24.