BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayfair.com, the largest online retailer of home furnishings and decor, reported record Cyber Monday sales that surpassed $9 million, a 50 percent increase in year over year growth. The company saw $25 million in sales over the long holiday weekend from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, a 56 percent increase over last year. The company sold one item every 1.3 seconds on Cyber Monday.
Sales from smart phones and tablets played a key role in Wayfair.com's success throughout the weekend with mobile sales on Black Friday up three fold over last year. In total, mobile sales made up 30 percent of orders throughout the Thanksgiving weekend for the home furnishings retailer. Wayfair's flash sales business Joss & Main contributed to that growth with a 137 percent increase in mobile sales year over year for the long holiday weekend.
"We have worked hard to build an amazing shopping experience that offers not just top value and selection but also inspiration and ideas," said Niraj Shah, CEO and co-founder of Wayfair.com. "It's great to see the experience resonating with shoppers in search of exciting options for gift giving, home decorating, and entertaining."
This year, the company began launching holiday deals on November 11, two weeks earlier than prior years. Wayfair.com shoppers purchased a variety of items for the home with top weekend sellers including SodaStreams, bean bags, trampolines, play kitchens, cookware sets, and TV mounts.
Wayfair.com offers a zillion things home – the largest selection of home furnishings and decor across all styles and price points. With an unparalleled selection of more than seven million home items from 12,000 brands, Wayfair.com helps people find the perfect product at the right price. Our unparalleled selection and superior customer service coupled with the convenience of online shopping, makes it easier than ever before to find exactly what you want for your home. Other e-commerce sites within the Wayfair.com brand portfolio include AllModern.com, the leading destination for original modern design, Joss & Main, the fastest growing private sale site for the home, and DwellStudio, a lifestyle retailer known for groundbreaking design and impeccable quality in modern home furnishings.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Wayfair.com employs more than 1,300 people in its eight global locations of Boston, New York, Ogden, Utah, Hebron, Kentucky, Galway, Ireland, London, Berlin and Sydney. The company was recently named one of America's Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine.
For more information, please visit www.wayfair.com.