Sales topped $1,000,000 per minute at the day’s peak
OTTAWA, Canada, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) (TSX: SHOP), the leading multi-channel commerce platform, today (Nov 25, 2017) announced its over 500,000 merchants cumulatively experienced their highest Black Friday sales to date. More than $1,000,000 in sales went through the platform per minute at the peak, beating last year’s high of $555,716. The success experienced by Shopify merchants emphasizes the impact North America’s busiest shopping day can have on businesses of all sizes.
- Top Sellers: Shopify merchants in California sold the most, with New York, Texas, Florida and Utah rounding out the top five biggest sellers
- Top Shoppers: In the U.S., consumers in California purchased the most from Shopify merchants followed by New York, Texas, Florida and Illinois
- Shipping to Space: The total estimated distance for all Black Friday packages to be shipped surpassed 5 billion miles, farther than Pluto is from Earth
- Thanksgiving Day Spending: Shopping started early, with more than 2,800 orders per minute occurring at the holiday’s peak
Shopify is sharing a global look at sales and trends occurring over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend on its Live Data Dashboard. Check back over the weekend to get a look at worldwide sales, which states are buying the most, and more.
Shopify’s Black Friday data was based on sales experienced by its more than 500,000 businesses in 175 countries around the world on November 24, 2017. All data presented here is approximate and is based on various assumptions. All data is unaudited and is subject to adjustment.
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Source: Shopify Inc.