Staff pose for photos in front of a screen at a gala event in Shanghai showing total sales of over 168 billion yuan on Singles’ Day 2017. Photo: AFP Staff pose for photos in front of a screen at a gala event in Shanghai showing total sales of over 168 billion yuan on Singles’ Day 2017. Photo: AFP
Staff pose for photos in front of a screen at a gala event in Shanghai showing total sales of over 168 billion yuan on Singles’ Day 2017. Photo: AFP

Five ways Black Friday and Cyber Monday differ from Singles' Day

  • Singles’ Day rings up more sales than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, helped by tech such as facial recognition
  • The speed of sales on Singles’ Day is of a different magnitude – US$1 billion in the first two minutes in 2017

Topic |   Singles' Day (11.11)
Staff pose for photos in front of a screen at a gala event in Shanghai showing total sales of over 168 billion yuan on Singles’ Day 2017. Photo: AFP Staff pose for photos in front of a screen at a gala event in Shanghai showing total sales of over 168 billion yuan on Singles’ Day 2017. Photo: AFP
Staff pose for photos in front of a screen at a gala event in Shanghai showing total sales of over 168 billion yuan on Singles’ Day 2017. Photo: AFP
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