Cyber Monday draws $1.74 billion
NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is still on top.
Retailers from Wal-Mart Stores to Amazon started rolling out “cyber” deals at the beginning of November, and kept them going on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led some to wonder if earlier sales would put a dent in Cyber Monday sales. The date has been the biggest online shopping day of the year since 2010.
But shoppers delivered. In fact, shoppers bought online at the heaviest rate ever Monday, according to research firm comScore Inc., which tracks online sales.
The group says e-commerce spending rose 18 percent from last year’s Cyber Monday to $1.74 billion, making Monday the top online spending day since comScore began tracking the data in 2001. The figure does not include purchases from mobile devices.