The iPad dominated mobile shopping on Black Friday

By , Nov 25, 2012

The annual day-after-Thanksgiving sales blitz known as Black Friday is now behind us. We’ll likely see several more deals and discounts over the next month, but the long lines and door busters are gone.

The lines, though, were noticeably shorter this year than they were in 2011, despite the fact that retail sales were up. And that can only mean that more people are doing their holiday shopping online…

According to data from IBM’s Digital Analytics Benchmark, online sales were up 20.7% over last year on Black Friday. And of the folks doing their shopping online, 24% of them were on a mobile device.

Here’s a graphic summarizing IBM’s findings (via Fortune):

Unsurprisingly, Apple’s gadgets dominated Black Friday online shopping. IBM’s data shows that the iPad generated 9.8% of mobile web traffic to retailers that day, and the iPhone accounted for some 8.7%.

And despite the platform’s big lead in mobile marketshare, Android devices only accounted for 5.5% of shopping-related browsing during Black Friday — more than 3% less than the iPhone garnered by itself.

This actually seems to be a regular occurrence, with iOS frequently beating out Android in web browsing traffic. So what are Android users doing with their devices if they’re not using them to browse the web?

Did you do any Black Friday shopping online? What device did you use?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003172597133 Ecc Thanh

    Did you do any Black Friday shopping online? What device did you use?

    No. LOL

  • Sam

    I wonder if IBM dreads having to report good sales number for Apple? Lol

  • http://twitter.com/iPod_touch Jordan Dixon

    Cool. Cool cool cool.

    • Dan

      Abed?

      • http://twitter.com/iPod_touch Jordan Dixon

        Troy and Abed in the morning!

      • Dan

        Lol love that show

  • f96lrs

    LOL =lots of love Lol =laugh out loud .

  • http://twitter.com/El_Barto_01 El Barto

    Ummm I wonder why android users do with their devices…I guess they are too busy figuring them out…lol

    • Lordthree

      They’re customizing the live wall papers and widgets as a way to ‘express their individuality’.

      • Ignacio Irigoyen

        I do that with my jail-broken iPhone. Stop using the full customizing excuse. iOS has that to if you jail break your device (with it is a lot easier than rooting Android phones). Android phones have a lot of great stuff that iOS does not, but full customizing is not one of them.

      • Lordthree

        I was being sarcastic :::face palm:::

        Hush

      • Ignacio Irigoyen

        hehehehehe, sorry I didn’ see it :-P

  • http://twitter.com/aineelGD ✘✘Aineel Nocum

    Well that’s kinda obvious since android users can pirate the shit out of apps as opposed to iOS on which you have to jailbreak it before you can pirate. :)