Stephen: Cyber Monday shoppers set record on biggest shopping day ever
Consumers spent nearly $8 billion on Cyber Monday this year, making it the largest online shopping day in United States history. Adobe reports that consumers were projected to spend $7.9 billion by the end of Cyber Monday, up 19.7 percent from last year. A large part of the online buying came from Amazon, which said Cyber Monday 2018 was the biggest shopping day in the e-commerce company’s history. Specifically, the online retailer says consumers worldwide purchased 18 million toys and more than 13 million fashion items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Physical stores also saw a 28 percent increase in online sales, with the hottest sellers including the Nintendo Switch, Little Live Pets and Red Dead Redemption 2.