Nov 29, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailMeNot (www.retailmenot.com), the largest online coupon site in the United States, which is owned and operated by WhaleShark Media (www.whalesharkmedia.com), today released some initial business results and trends following the biggest holiday shopping weekend of 2012. Early results indicate that coupon click activity on RetailMeNot helped facilitate 2% of all e-commerce sales in the United States.
Other data, during the period of Thanksgiving and Black Friday through Cyber Monday, included:
"This is a significant moment in our company's history here at WhaleShark Media. We experienced soaring growth both sitewide and via our mobile channels, propelling our business in the U.S. to drive 2% of all e-commerce sales," said Cotter Cunningham, CEO and founder of WhaleShark Media, Inc.
"We are especially pleased to see such a strong performance via our mobile channels as our iPhone and Android coupon apps across several of our brands – especially RetailMeNot – continue to perform well."
Retail Category Leaders: Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday
The following retail categories, ranked based on a percentage of coupon clicks on RetailMeNot on top-performing related store pages, saw the strongest activity sitewide:
RetailMeNot.com (www.retailmenot.com) is the leading consumer destination for collaborative online coupon, deal and promotional code hunting and sharing. Our mission is to help consumers save money and enjoy a hassle-free discount shopping experience. Since November 2006, our users have shared hundreds of thousands of deals and offers from retailers from across the globe. Online coupons are rated and ranked by users, ensuring that quality deals rise to the top and expired coupons drop down the list. RetailMeNot.com is operated by WhaleShark Media, Inc., the world's leading marketplace for online coupons and deals.
Shopping on the go? Download the RetailMeNot Coupons app for iPhone and Android phones to access Hot Deals, browse top coupons, popular stores and categories and get thousands of online and in-store coupons to shop when you want, where you want. Make sure to "like" RetailMeNot.com and authorize the RetailMeNot app on Facebook, follow the company via Twitter @retailmenot and add us on Google+.
About WhaleShark Media, Inc.
WhaleShark Media, Inc. (www.whalesharkmedia.com) is the world's leading marketplace for online coupons and deals. The company's websites enable consumers seeking to save money to find hundreds of thousands of offers from retailers across the globe. WhaleShark Media experiences more than 400 million consumer visits to its sites every year. The WhaleShark Media portfolio of coupon and deal websites includes www.RetailMeNot.com, the largest online coupon site in the United States; www.VoucherCodes.co.uk, the largest online coupon site in the United Kingdom; www.Deals.com in Germany; web.Bons-de-Reduction.com and www.Poulpeo.com in France; www.Deals2Buy.com; www.CouponSeven.com; and www.CouponShare.com. WhaleShark Media is a fast-growing, profitable company funded by venture capital firms Austin Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Adams Street Partners, Google Ventures, J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP).
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