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    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Sales Fever vs Consumers – Who Wins?

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are extremely popular global sales events. They usually involve millions of people around the world. In particular, Black Friday online sales grew 3.5% to $65.3 billion globally in 2022. Besides, according to the Salesforce survey on sales recap, consumers spent $1.14 trillion online globally across the Holiday Season. Considering this, Kaspersky explored users’ behaviour and habits related to big sales events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

    A new global Kaspersky survey¹ reveals that 90% of purchases occur spontaneously during Black Friday and Cyber MondayIt also discovered that social media makes an unexpectedly big contribution to sales results, as more than a half (58%) of followers attempt to get whichever special deals their favourite influencers and online bloggers recommend. At the same time, 40% of users are ready to buy something unplanned if they receive a recommendation from friends or family members.

    Women are the more dedicated super-sales shoppers, with 22% saying they will always make spontaneous purchases during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, compared to only 17% of men. Those aged 25 to 34 years also stand out: 23% say that they will always buy something spontaneously during these events, significantly more than in any other age group.

    As for the importance of big sales events for respondents, 71% are ready to wait until big events like Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get the best deals. While 75% of consumers say that they make use of the run-up to these events to plan their bigger purchases in advance, hoping to make the most of price cuts and special deals.

    For many, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a great way to save serious money on a variety of purchases, so each year, these days are marked by unprecedented excitement and interest in online and offline shopping. As our research shows, 90% of users buy things spontaneously during big sales events and may not pay much attention to safety, trying to snatch the best offer. Our solutions for safe online shopping – like Kaspersky Premium – can be a reliable assistant in online payments security, which will protect not only your personal data, but also financial information, and will also warn you so you don’t end up on a phishing site,” comments Marina Titova, Vice-President, Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky.

    The full report ‘The Super Sale Game: who’s the winner? A study on how we shop and pay’ is available via this link.


    ¹The new global survey ‘The Super Sale Game: who’s the winner? A study on how we shop and pay‘, commissioned by Arlington Research for Kaspersky, explores consumers views and shopping behavior when it comes to big sales events such as Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

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