Black Friday and Cyber Monday hit sales record

Shoppers spent a record £1.1bn with UK online retailers on Black Friday, while analysts forecasted another £934m in sales for Cyber Monday.

A new Internet retail record was set on Black Friday, underlining the online shopping revolution, as reported by The Guardian.

Online sales on Black Friday hit £1.1bn, up 36% on the year before, according to data company Experian and trade group IMRG. Several retailers including Amazon and John Lewis reported their “biggest ever day of trading”.

Another £943m was spent on Cyber Monday.

Almost £3.5bn is thought to have been spent in total online by shoppers over the four days from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.