The numbers are out around 2011’s Cyber Monday sales. We spent a record $1.2 Billion which is up 33 percent from last year. And thanks to all the smartphone’s and tablets Santa left under the tree last year, mobile traffic and mobile sales saw dramatic increases this year. According to this article:
Purchases made from gadgets accounted for more than seven percent of sales, according to John Squire, chief strategy officer of IBM’s Smarter Commerce.
With the recent launch of Google Wallet gaining some traction with retailers and with the marketing around the super ease of using your google wallet to shop online, I’m already curious to see what Cyber Monday sales will be in 2012!
And if you need further proof that the mobile market is booming, just yesterday mobile apps marketplace analysis firm Mobilewalla, released a report indicating that the entire apps ecosystem, counting all the rival factions, will soon have 1 million apps to offer. The company says that an average of 2,000 mobile apps enter the mobile app marketplace every day.
With 1,000,000 apps, keeping track of all the different “must haves” might be difficult …but I’m sure there will be an app for that too someday, if not already. Meanwhile, here’s one marketer’s list of the top 5 Best Holiday Shopping Apps and Sites you might want to check out this season.