November 22, 2011 10:21am
eBay Canada is predicting that this coming Sunday will be the busiest online shopping day of 2011 in Canada. 500,000 Canadians will flock online and buy “nearly two gifts every second”. The hottest holiday gadgets this year are smartphones (iPhone 4s and Samsung Galaxy), and tablets like the iPad 2. eBay is also loving the direction mobile is heading in, they confidently state that this season we’ll see “a record number of Canadians” shopping via their mobile device. What does this record number look like? Well, “eBay expects that items bought from smartphones or tablets will increase by 224 per cent from last year with approximately eight items bought every minute using a mobile device.