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Hawaii, Alaska mobile purchases top Cyber Monday

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 02:05 p.m. HST, Dec 03, 2013

Online shoppers in Hawaii and Alaska using mobile devices accounted for 26.6 percent of each state's Cyber Monday buying, well above the 18 percent national average, according to a report released today.

The Adobe Digital Index of online shopping analyzed nearly 900 million visits to 2,000 retail websites on Cyber Monday as well as more than 3 billion visits since Thanksgiving Day.

Cyber Monday sales in the U.S. reached $2.29 billion, a year-over-year increase of 16 percent, and 18.3 percent of those sales were derived from mobile devices, 80 percent more than in 2012.

Hawaii shoppers accounted for 0.3 percent, or $7.7 million, of the total nationwide online sales.

About $419 million of online sales were made via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, and of that figure, mobile device-wielding Hawaii shoppers bought just over $2 million worth of merchandise. Nearly half of the purchases, or 45.5 percent, were made on devices using the iOS operating system, Adobe said.

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serious wrote:
WOW!!! That is amazing. Guess which two states out of the 50 pay a tariff on surface shipping known as the JONES ACT????? When will our politicians stand up for us taxpayers and not their campaign funders????
on December 3,2013 | 08:56AM
Admirable wrote:
Aloha Serious: Nothing in your comment is related to the article or any related fact, making your comment appear as a hysterical non sequitur. Happy Holidays :) Definition: Non sequitur (Latin for "it does not follow"), in formal logic, is an argument in which its conclusion does not follow from its premises.
on December 3,2013 | 04:16PM
Anonymous wrote:
LOL at you and not the comment because you sound absolutely fatuous (Latin for fatuus 'foolish').
on December 3,2013 | 08:44PM
Admirable wrote:
Anonymous: LOL! Happy holidays.
on December 3,2013 | 09:39PM
96706 wrote:
uh oh ... when the Hi State legislature convenes in 2014, they're going to push for that tax on internet purchases to become law!!
on December 3,2013 | 01:45PM
jotobuddy123 wrote:
You got that right. I wonder where all the extra tax revenue will go?
on December 3,2013 | 02:25PM
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