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9 most popular items sold on Black Friday 2017

9 most popular items sold on Black Friday 2017

There were plenty of crowds on Black Friday, but the shoppers that stayed home and took advantage of online sales is on the rise, CNN reported.

Cyber Monday, the Monday after the Thanksgiving, is expected to rake in $6.6 billion in online sales, making it the biggest USA online shopping day in history, said the report. Retailers brought in some $7.9 billion in online sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, up nearly 18 percent from a year ago, according to Adobe Analytics' review of transactions at the largest 100 USA web retailers.

Department store operator Macy's Inc said that processing of payments with some credit and gift cards was taking longer than usual in its stores on Black Friday, the traditional start of the key holiday shopping season.

The 2017 holiday season is projected to be the biggest e-commerce season ever, and with many retailers counting on the holidays to redeem their lackluster performances so far this year, these early figures are a good sign for those that have invested heavily in online channels.

And they just keep buying - online. Though, retail research firm ShopperTrak said store traffic fell less than 1 % on Black Friday, bucking industry foresight of a sharper decline.

"There has been a significant amount of debate surrounding the shifting importance of brick-and-mortar retail", Brian Field, ShopperTrak's senior director of advisory services, said.

Both Black Friday and Thanksgiving online spending levels set new all-time records, according to Adobe. The National Retail Federation, which had foretold strong holiday sales helped by improving consumer faith, said on Friday that fair weather across much of the nation had also helped attract customers into stores.

Smartphones sales break all record this year.

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