We all know Black Fridays shopping turn people craziness on and this year, with the economic downturn it may seem it’s even worst.
Mashable reports that
Black Friday is starting to look a bit more like Cyber Monday. According to IBM’s study of 500 retailers, online sales on Friday were up 24.3% over last year, suggesting that people stayed home to avoid the crowds and in-store havoc.
Mobile devices accounted for 14.3% of all online Black Friday traffic, up from 5.6% last year, and they were responsible for 9.8% of online sales. The iPad proved to be the king of post-Thanksgiving retail — its users were more likely to purchase than other mobile users, with conversion rates reaching 4.6%.
Ecommerce sales increased from last year in many retail sectors, from home to apparel to beauty, and web traffic catapulted department store sales to 59% higher than last year’s Black Friday.
Black Friday was a hot topic on social media channels, too. Visits to Twitter and Facebook were likely to yield chatter about Black Friday sales, out-of-stock items, parking troubles and long lines. The volume of Black Friday dialogue was 110% more than last year, and there was “a spike in positive sentiment” around and anticipation for Cyber Monday.
This video footage anyway, from a WalMart in Mesquite, Texas, shows a different side of Black Friday: the worst.
Take a look a watch out for the woman being almost ripped off and the security guy shouting “Hey!”:
This is why I love online shopping, don’t you?