US: Online shopping on "Black Friday" reached $9.12 billion

2022-11-28 14:18:21, Kosova & Bota CNA

US: Online shopping on "Black Friday" reached $9.12 billion

Despite concerns about inflation, US consumers spent $9.12 billion on online shopping on Black Friday, exceeding forecasts.

In this holiday season, purchases have reached $209.7 billion, which marks an increase of 2.5 percent compared to last year's purchases of $205 billion.

Tech gadgets topped sales, including the likes of Apple's Xbox, drones and MacBooks, followed by toys, home appliances and exercise equipment.

The so-called Black Friday is an expression for the Friday after Thanksgiving that is celebrated in the United States.

This day usually kicks off the holiday shopping season.

Most stores offer significant discounts and extended business hours./REL

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