Black Friday proved to be an incredibly fruitful occasion for both shoppers and eBay Mobile.
The popular digital marketplace has announced that Black Friday sales in the U.S. (as measured by bidding and buying across all of the company’s mobile applications) nearly doubled that of 2009’s Black Friday.
In the US, Bay.com peak buying hours (on Black Friday) were 6-8pm MST.
eBay also notes that the first Black Friday shopper on the company’s digital storefront was located in Dane, Wisconsin. The buyer nabbed a “Micro Machines Galoob” lot of racing car toys at precisely 12:00 am (midnight).
The top five zip codes ranked by sales through eBay’s mobile apps on Black Friday were from Anderson, SC (29622); Olyphant, PA (18447); Friendswood, TX (77546); Spring, TX (77381); and Orem, UT (84097).
In addition to booming business on Black Friday, eBay says that its global mobile sales for 2010 are now expected to triple those of 2009. eBay expects to surpass $1.5 billion in mobile sales this year.
With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, eBay – not surprisingly – confirms that the most popular electronics items searched for include Apple’s iPad and, of course, the iPhone 4.