Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
PayPal and eBay Enterprise have revealed some statistics for the Cyber Monday yesterday’s shopping craze. While the increases weren’t as big as for Thanksgiving, numbers for which were released on the weekend, but they’re still significant increases.
Compared to Cyber Monday 2012, the eBay-owned company saw a 93.6 percent increase in consumers shopping through PayPal mobile around the world, and a 115.6 percent increase in global mobile TPV (total payment volume). eBay Enterprise meanwhile saw mobile usage and orders grow 115.7 percent and 88 percent, respectively.
Last year, PayPal saw a 190 percent increase and eBay Enterprise (formerly GSI) saw a 287 percent jump. Both eBay’s numbers and PayPal’s numbers definitely slowed for Cyber Monday 2013, though they both still did experience growth.
PayPal also revealed consumers in the US mainly took to their mobile devices to shop throughout the day (meaning while they were at work. That being said, the busiest time was between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM PST (9:00 PM EST and 10:00 PM EST), after the work day was over.
eBay Enterprise meanwhile revealed these two trends:
- Consumers continue to use mobile phones as a browsing tool, while tablets accounted for more orders during Cyber Monday 2013. Mobile phones accounted for 66.7 percent of access to the company’s platform and platforms of its partners and 41.31 percent of mobile orders, while tablets accounted for 32.5 percent of access and 58.4 percent of mobile orders.
- Mobile activity during the holiday weekend 2013 (Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1) was also on the rise, with the number of consumers accessing the platforms from a mobile device increasing 110.9 percent and total mobile orders increasing 97.7 percent compared to last year’s holiday weekend (Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25).
For those who don’t know, eBay Enterprise manages ecommerce for leading retailers and brands, including Toys “R” Us, Levi’s, Sports Authority, Polo Ralph Lauren, and GNC. It was previously called GSI Commerce, but eBay rebranded it two years after the acquisition.
Unlike last year, eBay is once again not providing numbers for itself: only PayPal and eBay Enterprise data is available. Like we noted in our Thanksgiving coverage, this is disappointing because it’s difficult to make out the whole picture without figures for the company’s main commerce site.
See also – eBay Exact launches on iOS, lets you buy 3D-printed products from MakerBot, Sculpteo, and Hot Pop Factory and eBay launches “My Gadgets”, an easy way to catalog, value and one day sell your gadgets
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