Online holiday sales rise 11 percent to $91.7 billion

FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, a customer, bottom, pays for goods while shopping at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta. Some signs have suggested that wages are beginning to pick up after barely moving in the more than 6 years since the Great Recession officially ended. On Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, the government’s jobs report will offer some clues about whether the modest pay gains will continue. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Online sales during the recently concluded holiday season rose to $91.7 billion, topping 2015’s tally by 11 percent.

That’s according to Adobe, which says over $1 billion in sales were generated on 57 of the 61 days between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.

Mobile sales – those made on smartphones and tablets – rose 23 percent to $28.43 billion.

Adobe says it measures 80 percent of all online transactions from the top 100 U.S. retailers.

Separately, ComScore says its data shows a 12 percent increase in desktop online holiday sales, to $63.1 billion. Cyber Monday – the Monday after Thanksgiving – ranked as the year’s heaviest spending day, with desktop buying exceeding $2 billion for the third straight year.

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