Paypal, Ebay see mobile transaction numbers more than double over Thanksgiving


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According to the Paypal blog:


  • Thanksgiving 2012 resulted in more than a 2.5-fold (173%) increase in global mobile payment volume compared to Thanksgiving 2011.
  • There was more than a 2.5-fold (164%) increase in the number of global customers shopping through PayPal mobile on Thanksgiving 2012 compared to last year.
  • On Thanksgiving, consumers around the world shopped on mobile most frequently between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. PST.
  • Shoppers in these cities made the most mobile purchases through PayPal on Thanksgiving 2012:
  1. Houston
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Chicago
  4. Miami
  5. New York

Note that this represents shopping from "a mobile device", and so includes tablets and smartphones, and given the horizontal nature of Thanksgiving, was almost certainly from the home. Still, an encouraging set of numbers? Let us know below…

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