Online sales records smashed over Thanksgiving weekend

Traffic at stores over black Friday fell by 52.1% compared to last year, but online spending surged 21.6% to a new record with over $9 billion in online sales.
1:42 | 11/30/20

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Now to the holiday shopping frenzy. Fewer people going to stores, a lot more money being spent online. Rebecca Jarvis joins us now. Good morning, Rebecca. Reporter: Good morning to you, robin. The store fronts look lovely, but shopping in stores is falling dramatically over the Black Friday holiday. In store shopping fell by more than 52% as people decided to go online instead. Online shop they did. Up more than 21%, $9 billion spent online, one of the biggest shopping days ever. Expectations are that will continue. Also the amount of shopping happening inside small boutique retailers, the small businesses need business right now. The good news is a lot have moved online. You can shop your favorite small That is great news. Shop small. What were the top sellers? Reporter: Toys, electronics, air pods and air fryers. The expectations are the sales online will continue today. It is cyber Monday. It's expected to top expectations and people go online and shop more. What's interesting is that those impulse purchases, those are the things that might not be happening online because it's easier to abandon the cart robin? Speak for yourself. I'm not sure it's easier. Okay, appreciate that so much, Rebecca.

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