Shopify has revealed that its merchants made $3.36 billion in sales on Black Friday, a new record on the platform.
Transactions increased by 17 percent compared to Black Friday 2021.
At its peak, it says merchants saw a total of US$3.5 million in sales per minute.
Toronto, Calgary and Montreal were the top-selling cities and apparel and accessories were the top product categories.
The company says top product categories were apparel and accessories, followed by health and beauty, and home and garden.
“Black Friday Cyber Monday has grown into a full-on shopping season,” Harley Finkelstein, Shopify’s president, said. “The weekend that started it all is still one of the biggest commerce events of the year, and our merchants have broken Black Friday sales records again.”
Top selling countries and cities where shoppers made purchases from were the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.