Already A Winner In Black Friday Sales With 45% Growth

Posted: Nov 27 2010, 2:17pm CST | by , in News | Black Friday


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Online retailer reports its best Black Friday performance in company history, with more than 45% year-over-year sales growth on the site (as of 5 p.m. PST on Friday, Nov. 26). Analysts predicted an up-tick in Black Friday spending this year. If the sales success is an indication for how well other retailer will have performed remains to be seen.

A major driver of the's overall growth included sales through the marketplace, which grew by more than 100% compared to Black Friday of last year. attributes their success to their long 45-day return policy, free shipping with no minimum purchase on nearly 2.7 million items and the new Rakuten Super Points loyalty program.

With more than 18 million customers, is a leading retail marketplace, focused on providing its customers with a great shopping experience and a broad selection of retail goods at everyday low prices. offers millions of products in a range of categories, including consumer electronics, computer hardware and software, cell phones, books, music, DVDs, games, toys, bags, fragrance, home and outdoor, baby, jewelry, shoes, apparel and sporting goods. Founded in June 1997, is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif. is owned by Rakuten, Japan's leading Internet Company.  Together, Rakuten and represent one of the world's largest online retail marketplaces, offering consumers more than 70 million products from nearly 35,000 merchants around the globe.

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