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Today In Data: Retailers See Strong Start To The Holidays

Today in Data: Strong Start to Retail Holidays

Merchants experienced a strong start to the holiday season, with retail spend growth up 7.5 percent on a year-over-year basis over Thanksgiving and Black Friday. In addition, Amazon is looking to up its delivery game with an expanded fleet of delivery vans, as merchants are rolling out features such as live site help to drive checkout conversion. And the uptake of faster payments continues to increase as third parties help central banks ride the RTP rails.

20,000: The number of Mercedes Benz vans Amazon recently ordered to expand its delivery fleet.

$216: The average ticket size of building materials/DIY among eCommerce merchants.

81.5 percent: The share of merchants that had implemented live site help in the second quarter.

7.5 percent: The share of retail spend growth for Thanksgiving and Black Friday year over year.

5 million: EBA CLEARING’s RT1 system has processed more than this number of transactions since its launch.