Posted By Rich Miller On November 28, 2011 @ 10:04 am In Downtime | 2 Comments
Today is Cyber Monday, and all the trends suggest solid growth in online retail activity. Early data from the holiday weekend highlight three trends: strong overall year-to-year growth in online sales, the emergence of Thanksgiving evening as a major event for retail (both online and off) and the increasing use of mobile phones and tablets on retail sites. The growth in mobile traffic appears to include comparison shopping by deal-seekers in stores, as well as an increase in “couch commerce” by surfers seeking virtual doorbuster sales.
Some of the best data and insights came from the Akamai blog , which featured regular updates from Akamai e-commerce strategist Lelah Manz. Here’s our roundup of holiday retail data, featuring several informative posts from Akamai, as well e-commerce activity seen by IBM and Paypal:
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URLs in this post:
 Akamai blog: https://blogs.akamai.com/
 Akamai (Thanksgiving Day): https://blogs.akamai.com/2011/11/reasons-to-be-bullish-thanksgiving-traffic-explodes-part-4-of-live-on-the-front-lines-of-the-holiday.html
 Akamai (Black Friday): https://blogs.akamai.com/2011/11/couch-commerce-takes-a-cut-at-midnight-doorbusters-part-5-of-ongoing-holiday-shopping-series.html
 IBM: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/record-online-thanksgiving-day-shopping-paves-way-for-strong-black-friday-retail-sales-reports-ibm-134527688.html
 PayPal: https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2011/11/shoppers-take-to-couch-commerce-on-thanksgiving-day/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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