After a record-shattering Black Friday and Cyber Monday, online shoppers show no signs of slowing down in what has become a historic holiday spending frenzy. While Cyber Monday hit a record $1.25 billion - the biggest online shopping day in history - Web shoppers continued shopping throughout the week, generating sales of almost $6 billion on Monday through Friday. Black Friday sales on mobile and tablet devices surged to 9.8% in 2011 from 3.2% in 2010, and final mobile sales figures during Cyber Monday are expected to be double over the same period last year. With numbers like these, economists are hopeful that online sales during the 2011 holiday season could put Santa - and the economy as a whole - into overdrive.
2011 was a huge year for digital, and 2012 looks to be even bigger. This year saw a search engine giant enter the social space, a two-horse race in the exploding smartphone market, a record-setting haul for holiday eCommerce, the death of icon Steve Jobs, huge sales for Amazon's Kindle, and social media tools like Twitter helping to fuel democratic revolutions around the world.
Cuker had a banner year as well, with global mobile commerce, multiple web awards, exciting eCommerce site launches, and rewarding non-profit work for great causes. We couldn't have done it without our great clients, partners, friends and associates - so thank you for helping to make 2011 our best year ever. Have a safe and happy New Year!