Nov 24, 2018 - Economy

Black Friday online sales top $6 billion

Getty Images. Photo: Eric Vega

Photo: Eric Vega/Getty Images

Online shoppers spent $6.22 billion during this year’s Black Friday alone — a record high and a 23.6% jump from last year, CNBC reports. It cited Adobe Analytics, which tracks transactions at 80 of the top 100 U.S. internet retailers like Amazon.

The details: The sales are being driven by the purchasing of big-ticket items from shoppers’ smartphones, including appliances, electronics and furnitures. Meanwhile, retailers like Target, Kohl's and Walmart are allowing customers to purchase items online and hoping that when they arrive to pick up their items, they'll buy more at the stores.

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