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Cyber Monday sales on the rise

Created: 12/03/2013 6:58 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

It looks like Cyber Monday held its own even though Thanksgiving holiday weekend was a disappointment when it came to sales.

Millions of Americans logged on to e-commerce sites yesterday, taking advantage of everything from free shipping to steep discounts on electronics and clothing. One wrinkle this time around: many of the transactions were done using mobile devices.

Early results from IBM Benchmark indicate that Cyber Monday sales were up 17.5-percent compared with the same time last year. And of those sales, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets accounted for about a third of all online traffic.



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