Billion-dollar day: ‘Cyber Monday’ was biggest in history
CNN – Monday lived up to the holiday-season hype, becoming the biggest online shopping day in history, according to Web analytics company comScore.
Just over $1 billion was estimated to have been spent online in the United States on Monday, comScore said, making it the first internet-shopping day to cross that threshold.
That’s a 16-percent increase over last year’s spending.
“Cyber Monday was a historic day for e-commerce … ,” said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. “The online holiday shopping season has clearly gotten off to a very strong start, which is welcome news.”
If that number holds up, it would be the first time “Cyber Monday,” a shopping day ginned up by an internet shopping site five years ago, actually lived up to its billing.