Black Friday Online Shopping Broke Records in Canada, Says

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During the busiest two shopping days of the year, Shopbot played an essential role in helping Canadian online shoppers find the best deals in Canada.

Canada's leading comparison Shopping Engine experienced an unprecedented 40% increase in traffic over the four days from Black Friday to Cyber Monday compared with last year. More than 300 000 online shoppers rushed to website to uncover the best deals.

This year, mobile devices accounted for more than 17% of traffic out of which 80% were browsing the website on an Apple device such as iPhone or iPad. played a key role in boosting sales for its 350 online retailers. "Many of our merchant partners reported 30% to 35% increase in sales through our shopping engine during those days" said Monika Hajzokova, Sales Director at Tablets, laptops, digital cameras, LCD TVs and headphones have skyrocketed 50% and were among the top 10 product categories purchased online.

Thanks to its high-end web technology, managed to feature the best deals during the biggest shopping days of the holiday season. An increasing number of Canadian web-users are now relying on it before actually making a purchase.

"We're confident this year's holiday season is going to be very successful and we are already getting ready for Boxing Day to provide even more deals for Canadians", says Hajzokova.

About Shopbot is Canada's premier online bargain shopping engine. Launched in 2004 and specifically tailored to connect discerning Canadian consumers with competitive Canadian retailers, Shopbot utilizes its own award-winning product search technology to surface the most relevant results for customers and the lowest prices.

Shopbot's model of delivering convenience, comparison and value to Canadian households—and quality traffic to its partner merchants—has grown so successful, the company has expanded to offer similar online comparison shopping services in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and South Africa.,

For more information please contact:
Monika Hajzokova
(+1) 416.207.3071

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