The U.S. online shopping world's biggest day is here, but will strong web sales on Black Friday and Thanksgiving cut into Cyber Monday's take?
Web sales not including auctions at Sharper Image increased 40% in September over September last year, the company reports. The company performed equally well across all channels with store sales up 50% and catalog sales up 48%.
Web sales not including auctions at San Francisco-based Sharper Image Corp. increased 40% in September over September last year, the company reported today. Companywide sales for the month increased 47% to $31.3 million. The company performed equally well across all channels with store sales up 50% to $17.7 million, comparable store sales up 37%, catalog sales up 48% to $9.8 million and Internet sales including auctions up 29% to $3.9 million.
"We are very pleased with our outstanding September sales," said Richard Thalheimer, founder, chairman and chief executive officer. "All of our sales channels--stores, Internet, infomercial, catalog and wholesale--had strong gains in September. We believe these sales gains are especially noteworthy given the reported general weakness in September retail sales."