Mobile payment volume around the world on Thanksgiving increased by 173% compared to last year, according to new data from eBay’s PayPal division.
GSI, like PayPal a unit of eBay that helps large retailers sell online, saw a 170% increase in mobile sales compared to 2011. eBay’s core marketplace saw a 133% increase in mobile volume compared to Thanksgiving 2011.
Mobile customers did the most shopping between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. PST, according to PayPal. Shoppers in Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and New York made the most mobile purchases through PayPal.
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