Shopify announces record global Black Friday sales of $2.4 billion

We’re excited to share our record-setting Black Friday sales of $2.4 billion* from the independent and direct-to-consumer brands on the platform worldwide. On November 27, from the start of Black Friday in New Zealand through the end of Black Friday in California, Shopify-powered businesses saw a 75% increase in sales from Black Friday in 2019, and by 8:00am EST, before most North Americans had breakfast, merchants on Shopify collectively had crossed $1 billion in sales.  

2020 Black Friday Global Highlights** 

  • $2.4 billion in Black Friday sales globally, a 75% growth in sales from last year*

  • New York, London, Los Angeles were the top-selling cities worldwide on Black Friday, with top-selling countries including US, UK and Canada

  • Mobile sales on Black Friday were 67% compared to 33% of sales made on desktop. In 2019, 69% of Black Friday sales were made on mobile and 31% on desktop

  • Top product categories globally during Black Friday were apparel and accessories with health and beauty and home and garden following

  • Average Black Friday cart price globally was $90.70, an increase of 11% from last year

  • 14% cross-border orders placed on the platform on Black Friday

  • 20,000+ tonnes of carbon emissions offset from the delivery of every order placed on Shopify’s platform on Black Friday

For a dynamic, real-time view of Black Friday/Cyber Monday commerce from Shopify’s more than one million independent businesses worldwide, visit datastories.shopify.com 

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*Shopify’s 2020 Black Friday data is based on sales by its more than one million businesses in approximately 175 countries around the world from November 26th 11:00:00 UTC to November 28th 8:00:00 UTC.

**Shopify’s 2020 Black Friday data is based on sales by its more than one million businesses in approximately 175 countries around the world from November 27th 00:00 UTC to November 27th 24:00. 

All data presented here (including worldwide sales) is approximate and is based on various assumptions. All data is unaudited and is subject to adjustment. All financial figures are in USD.


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