In-person sales spike over busy holiday shopping weekend
The final numbers are in after some busy shopping days over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
According to MasterCard, online sales from Black Friday were up 10% this year. That’s a surprising jump considering how many people were only able to shop online last year as many stores were still closed or limiting capacity for in-person customers.
Now that many stores have reopened, in-store sales took a huge jump as well. MasterCard says in-store sales went up by 43%. Analysts for the company say the increase in online and in-store sales during Black Friday could indicate a big holiday spending season ahead.