In a positive sign for the U.S. economy, shoppers took advantage of deep discounts both online and in stores over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Black Friday online sales topped $1 billion for the first time, according to comScore, which measures online behavior.
Amazon.com was the most-visited retail website on Black Friday. Wal-Mart’s website was second, followed by sites run by Best Buy, Target and Apple, comScore noted.
E-commerce accounts for less than 10 percent of consumer spending in the United States. However, it is growing much faster than bricks-and-mortar retail as shoppers are lured by low prices, convenience, faster shipping and wide selection.
Source: nbc news