Xinhua News AgencyDecember 2, 2013 23:37
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Online sales on "Cyber Monday" increased to 2 billion U.S. dollars, a new record driven by surging use of mobile devices, according to data released on Monday.
Online sales rose 17.5 percent on "Cyber Monday" till 6 p.m. EST (2300 GMT) compared with the same period last year, according to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
Data showed that mobile devices contributed much to the hike. Mobile shopping accounted for 30 percent of total online shopping on this "Cyber Monday," increasing nearly 62 percent from last year.