Black Friday Shoppers Hungry for New Experiences, New Tech
Friday, 2 December 2016 () Many consumers will rush to shopping malls and give their mobile devices a workout later this week. Fifty-nine percent of the U.S. population, or 137.4 million shoppers, is expected to hunt for bargains over Black Friday weekend, according to new survey from the National Retail Federation. The figures are up slightly from 58.7 percent, or 135.8 million shoppers, a year ago.
Cyber Monday shoppers are cutting into Black Friday customers, creating a new challenge among businesses. CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger discusses the difficulty retail stores have getting Black Friday shoppers to the store.
It wasn’t a phone, a tablet or a laptop that most enticed customers at LeEco’s Black Friday pop-up at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles. Fittingly for... L.A. Times - TechnologyAlso reported by •ChicagoTribune
Mobile payment apps accounted for just 0.6% of in-store sales on Black Friday, while credit cards represented nearly 90%, acc -More- SmartBrief - BusinessAlso reported by •SeattlePI.com •Tamworth Herald