Apple's iOS devices dominate online shopping presence for Black Friday, Cyber Monday

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in iPhone edited December 2015
During the busiest shopping period of the year, consumers are largely turning to Apple hardware for their browsing and purchasing, with iPhones and iPads comprising the lion's share of mobile devices tracked through online retailers.




Apple accounted for nearly 75 percent of online sales on mobile devices on Black Friday, new data from Adobe reveals. In all, sales from mobile devices accounted for 33.2 percent of online revenue, up from 27 percent in 2014.

Some $2.74 billion in purchases were made with mobile devices for last Friday's shopping "holiday." Purchases from Apple devices outpaced Android by a nearly three-to-one margin.

The findings corroborate a separate report from Custora's E-Commerce Pulse, which attributed 78.83 percent of U.S. mobile online shopping over Thanksgiving to Apple's iOS. In contrast, Android-based buyers accounted for just 21.5 percent of online orders.
Two separate reports both affirm that devices running Apple's iOS accounted for about three-quarters of all online purchases made from mobile devices.
As for Cyber Monday, Adobe found that nearly 32 percent of online sales this morning came from mobile devices. The company is forecasting $3 billion in sales on Cyber Monday, and had tracked nearly $500 million in sales by 10 a.m. ET, with $156 million in purchases coming from mobile devices.

Given its online nature, Cyber Monday unsurprisingly skews even more toward mobile devices: Adobe says 53 percent of all visits to shopping websites on Cyber Monday morning came from mobile.




Apple users spent a massive $670 million online during Black Friday, with the iPhone leading the way in online shopping with $368 million. iPad users spent an additional $302 million.

Total Android phones and tablets, meanwhile logged the remaining $230 million in mobile purchases.

Adobe tracks online retailers with Adobe Marketing Cloud, which measures 80 percent of online transactions at the top 100 U.S. retailers.




Social media buzz around Black Friday was also said to have grown by 25 percent year over year to nearly 4 million mentions, with Amazon leading the way with more than half a million mentions, double that of Target and Walmart combined. By mid-morning, Cyber Monday had more than 150,000 social media mentions.

The most popular electronic devices this year were Samsung 4K TVs, iPad Air 2, Xbox One, iPad mini, and PlayStation 4.

Overall online sales hit $8.03 billion between Thanksgiving and Sunday, up 17 percent from the same period in 2014, Adobe said.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    With 75% of the market, Apple has more than enough money to cover its cost and then some. It needs to upset the app market by raising the percentage paid to developers to 80%. Apple would get more apps. Users would get better apps, and developers would get much needed income.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,627member

    So what does this mean for investors and analysts? We already know Apple users are better educated and better off financially than users of that other platform. Does this tell us that developers remain in the iOS camp because they can make more money? Does this mean advertisers are more interested in getting their ads on Apple devices because they will get more business than advertising on Android devices?

  • Reply 3 of 8
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,001member
    inkling wrote: »
    With 75% of the market, Apple has more than enough money to cover its cost and then some. It needs to upset the app market by raising the percentage paid to developers to 80%. Apple would get more apps. Users would get better apps, and developers would get much needed income.

    You really think that they need more apps?
  • Reply 4 of 8
    badmonkbadmonk Posts: 1,008member
    To me it means that a small shift in how advertising is done and reimbursed on iOS could be a major game changer. I think Alphabet's transition to mobile advertising revenue is not guaranteed. They better tread carefully.

    Oh wait they sell services so according to Wall Street they will be fine.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    bluefire1bluefire1 Posts: 1,187member
    I will not be buying any Apple products this holiday season.
    I already own them all.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    calicali Posts: 3,494member
    Apple really really really needs to push ?Pay in this area. All the millions lost....
  • Reply 7 of 8
    cali wrote: »
    Apple really really really needs to push ?Pay in this area. All the millions lost....

    "This area" under discussion is ON-LINE sales. Go ahead and wave your iPhone at your modem all night long. It'll keep you off the discussion groups. :rolleyes:
  • Reply 8 of 8
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    Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post





    "This area" under discussion is ON-LINE sales. Go ahead and wave your iPhone at your modem all night long. It'll keep you off the discussion groups. image



    Ahh, but isn't Apple Pay supposed to be supported for purchases through Safari as well?  I haven't seen this in actual use, but I thought that was one of the Apple Pay features (which is why the iPad supports Apple Pay- not at physical terminals, but on the web).

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