A Year-by-Year Look at Holiday E-commerce
Inspired by the record online spending that occurred during the final weeks of 2010, e-commerce solutions provider Volusion has taken a closer look at each of the holiday shopping seasons of the past decade. A link to Volusion’s comprehensive infographic can be found here, but below are some of the most interesting conclusions:
Not only did the 2010 holiday season set record highs for online spending, it was also the first time that Cyber Monday earned the top spot for busiest e-commerce selling day of the year.
Because of the increasing amount of sales offered on Cyber Monday, it began to close the gap between it and the biggest-selling day of the season starting in 2008.
In 2009, there were nine days between the biggest-selling day of the holidays and Christmas Day; in 2010, there were 25 days. The average number of days between the two during the past nine years has been 10.2 days.
Since 2000, the biggest-selling day of the holidays has fallen on a Monday eight times; on a Tuesday twice, and on a Wednesday one time.
For more information, follow the link to the Volusion blog to see the holiday e-commerce infographic.