Black Friday Sales Numbers Show Rise in eCommerce

Episode 1443 (01:26)

Online shopping

Though Monday is known as "Cyber Monday," the day people take to the internet to find great online deals for Christmas, Black Friday sales figures show a rise in online shopping, including a double-digit increase in using mobile devices to buy goods. The average order was $135, up from last year.

Phone sales were also big this year, with deals on the iPhone X that offered gift cards if you bought one. Walmart gave a $300 gift card.

Cyber Monday is expected to be even bigger, by 10-20%.

Leo says that the idea of Cyber Monday was launched in the 90s because people would shop from work thanks to their faster connections. Now that playing field has evened and it's more about security.