Online Shopping Ahead in Holiday Race

The tallies are still coming in for holiday shopping. But even after the newly-found Thanksgiving Day shopping bonanza by Target (TGT), Wal-Mart (WMT), Best Buy (BBY) and others, as well as the more traditional Black Friday kickoff, it appears the big winner was online shopping.

Data from Adobe Systems,  which analyzed 180 million visits across more than 1,000 U.S. retail websites, suggests that online shopping on Thanksgiving Day itself totaled $1.06 billion. Breaking down that Adobe-generated data, roughly 21% of all Thanksgiving online sales came through mobile devices this year. There was $152 million spent via tablets and $70 million via smartphones from the likes of Apple (AAPL), Samsung and Amazon (AMZN). AAPL and eBay (EBAY) performed strongly with Thanksgiving e-commerce sales due to heavy promotions designed to lure shoppers per marketing and website optimization company Monetate -- which based its findings on data from nearly 30 million online shopping sessions....373 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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