Sales volumes for Black Friday week – 25 November to 2 December – up 7.1% on 2018, Barclaycard reports

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Rob Cameron, CEO, Barclaycard Payments said: “Retailers will be delighted to see that sales volumes for the full week of Black Friday (Monday 25 November – Monday 2 December) were up 7.1% compared to last year.

“Shoppers took full advantage of the discounts on offer; on Black Friday itself sales volumes were 7.2% higher compared to last year, while sales value was also up 16.5%.

“This continued right though to Cyber Monday where we saw sales increase 6.9% compared to 2018 data.

“These figures show that consumers have not only been buying more, but also spending more than last year – which will no doubt come as welcome news to the retail sector as the countdown to Christmas gets underway.”