comScore: Cyber Monday spending hits $1.25 billion

New York City -- comScore reported that Cyber Monday sales totaled $1.25 billion, up 22% from last year, making it the heaviest online spending day in history. Overall, 10 million people bought online on Cyber Monday, representing the first time on record that threshold has been reached in a single day. The average online buyer conducted 1.9 online transactions on Cyber Monday for a total of nearly $125 in spending.

For the for the first 28 days of the November – December holiday season, total online retail spending reached $15 billion, a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year, according to comScore.

"Looking forward to the balance of the season, it will be very important to continue to monitor the trend in consumer spending to determine the degree to which retailers' heavy promotional activity at the beginning of the shopping season, and consumers' encouraging response, has pulled forward consumers' future buying,” said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. “When all is said and done, it will also be vital to see whether retailers' deals and price discounting, which consumers are now able to discover via so many different digital media channels, will have a negative impact on retailers' margins this holiday season."

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