Apple’s Cyber Monday visits up 71% over 2008

Hammacher Homepage 300x250“Experian Hitwise just released its Cyber Monday stats, with Amazon reportedly topping the list as the most visited retail website yesterday,” Leena Rao reports for TechCrunch. “Amazon received 15.53% of the visits among the top 500 online retail sites. Hitwise says Amazon has been the top visited site on Cyber Monday since 2006.”

“Hitwise reports that among the top 500 retail websites, the percentage of U.S. online visits were down 9% on Cyber Monday in 2009 compared to Cyber Monday 2008,” Rao reports.

Staples saw “a 61% increase [vs. 2008], Barnes & Noble saw a 46% increase.” The Apple Store “saw a 71% increase in visits on Cyber Monday 2009 versus 2008,” Rao reports. “Online stores who dropped in traffic from last year included (down 25%) and Home Depot (down 29%).”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. Yes, but what about sales? I went to Amazon but nothing I wanted was on sale, so I didn’t buy.

    I’m sure sales at Amazon were dramatically up this year. When you want to buy something online, Amazon is the first place that pops into someone’s mind and there are many people who wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday to buy their Apple stuff.

    But wait till next year when Microsoft stores take off, that will change everything! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. I purchased my Mac Pro from Amazon, I got the best deal. Once everything was said and done, I got a savings close to $400 dollars as opposed to buying from Apple. So, yes, I buy my Macs from Amazon.

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