Did you get your shopping for Black Friday done while you were hanging out in queue for coffee? You definitely were not the only exception. Shopping data by Adobe shows that 39% of online purchases for Black Friday were made using smartphones. That is a huge leap from 2018, when just more than 33% turned to the handsets. People were ready to splurge, as well. Shoppers shelled out almost $2.9 Billion with their handsets as compared to only $2.1 Billion a year ago.
It was also a huge year for online shopping for Black Friday all together. There was a record $7.4 Billion in web-based sales as compared to $6.2 Billion in 2019, and people were happier investing for costly products with $168 of average order.
It will not shock you to hear that a number of people were shopping on Black Friday for tech. The top electronics comprised Apple AirPods, laptops, Samsung TVs, and the Nintendo Switch. Gamers, in the meantime, were huge into sports with Madden NFL 20 and FIFA 20 amongst the leading purchases.
Adobe did not made effort to clarify why users were more ready to invest with the help of their handsets, even though there are a few possible clarifications. Refined mobile apps and websites can make it simpler, particularly if you can check out quicker with the help of services such as Google Pay or Apple Pay. Ever-increasing handset screens can make mobile shopping feel less difficult. And there is an opportunity people are just more used to shopping on their handsets—that urge to recoil to a computer may not be as solid as it was earlier.
On a related note, if you are shopping on Movember, Cinemark, or Rakuten any time shortly, you may now see a novel click-to-pay option during checkout.