reported more than $3.5 million in Black Friday sales, and a 37% increase in holiday weekend sales compared to Thanksgiving weekend 2011. In addition, Wayfair.com more than doubled the percent of revenue from mobile as shoppers snapped up deals on everything from lamps to barstools to generate one sale every three seconds throughout the day.
Rue La La announced today that it recorded record-breaking Thanksgiving Day sales and traffic across online and mobile. The company reported a more than 75% increase in mobile sales over last year, with 50% of mobile sales coming through the iPad. The company projects an over 50% increase in overall sales this holiday weekend over last year.
The National Retail Federation said today that low October retail sales figures were down due to Superstorm Sandy and the impending fiscal cliff. NRF chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said in a press release that Superstorm Sandy will have short-term and long-term reverberations on the economy, and here’s why NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said in the same release that the looming fiscal cliff is a larger threat to the overall economy.