On Friday, November 23rd, the USA began Christmas sales. Last year, retail sales in the country on Black Friday alone totaled $ 11,4 billion, up 6,6 percent from 2010, according to ShopperTrak. Overall, the Christmas sales brought retailers $ 52,5 billion last year, according to estimates by the American National Retail Association. The average customer left $ 398,62 in stores.
With the rise of e-commerce, many shoppers unwilling to participate in the shopping crush often opt for online shopping. Thus, last year, online sales of goods grew by 39,3% on Thanksgiving and by 24,3% on Black Friday.
America's Research Group predicts that about 2012% of Americans will attend holiday sales in 60. The company's experts assume that sales in 2012 will increase by 1,8-2,8% compared to last year and will approach $ 60 million. According to sostav.ru.