One of the biggest stories coming out of the 2016 holiday season kickoff is the duel between Cyber Monday and Black Friday for online sales. We saw a similar trend within the Google Shopping channel: Cyber Monday generated only 6% more revenue than Black Friday, compared to 28% last year.
But Thanksgiving also had reason to take a seat at the table, pulling in the highest AOV and ROAS of the five-day period on Google Shopping. And we can’t forget Saturday and Sunday. How did they contribute to sales?
After analyzing 27.6 million user sessions on our customers’ e-commerce sites during Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, we came away with several key findings that underscore the rise of Google Shopping ads for retailers.