Singles Day is an online shopping event in China that puts shame to the way the United States boasts big discounts and sales through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even Canada’s Boxing Day doesn’t come anywhere near the volume of shopping sales that Singles Day generates. Thanks to the power of Alibaba, Singles Day is no longer just a China affair and it’s quickly catching on throughout the world.
On November 11th, millions of shoppers will head online and to the Alibaba.com web site to spend billions of dollar, while also benefiting from huge discounts in the process. Why November 11th you ask? Simple because the numbers (11/11) look like singles, which represents the name “Singles Day”. To learn more about this e-commerce based shopping holiday and event, check out the “Single Day” infographic below.
Mind Blowing eCommerce Stats from Alibaba’s Singles Day Infographic Summary
The following stats are based off online shopping numbers from the online etrailer giant, Alibaba. Though the stats are from 2013, you can only imagine how much these numbers will continue to increase over time.
- Over $5.7 billion dollars in sales was generated on 11/11
- Mobile transactions reached an estimated $877 million
- A break down of Singles Day by hour shows the highest levels of shopping/spending occurred in the later portion of the day. Through the chart above you can also see where U.S. Cyber Monday and previous Singles Day numnbers were surpassed.