After weeks of anticipation, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012 have come and gone. As expected, Internet sales this year broke records across the board. 57.3 million Americans visited online retail sites on Black Friday, spending an estimated $172.4 billion. Cyber Monday Internet sales increased 30% from last year.
Not surprisingly, mobile and tablet use was through the roof. More than 18% of consumers used a mobile device to visit retail sites on Cyber Monday, up more than 70% from 2011, according to IBM.
Needless to say, it was a great day for e-retailers. Or, at least, it had the potential to be.
If your site was even a few seconds slower than usual, you were losing big money. Even though the two busiest shopping days of the year are over, there is still plenty of holiday shopping to be done. Then those post-holiday sales. Then the New Years discounts. The list goes on and on.
The Cost of Poor Web Performance, a SmartBear infographic also seen on Mashable, highlights the brutal consequences of less-than-awesome load times and poor mobile performance year round.
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