Record Black Friday Sales: 14% Growth To $7.2B In Digital Revenue

  • “Thanksgiving sales were up as well, passing $4.4 billion.
  • 2019 Black Friday saw $7.2 billion in digital sales in the U.S. alone. That’s up 14% over last year.
  • Mobile accounted for almost half of all e-commerce on Thanksgiving Day itself, and on Black Friday mobile surpassed the 50% mark.”

2019 AI eCommerce Spotlight Awards

2019 “AI eCommerce Spotlight Award”

Today, I’m proud to announce the 2nd annual “AI eCommerce Spotlight Award” winners. These awards are distributed to recognize those companies that have differentiated themselves from the competition over the prior 12 month period within the ai eCommerce industry.

This year we’re recognizing 4 companies with GOLD and SILVER awards.

To determine the winners, we developed a matrix of factors with individual weights. The scores were then tallied and vendors were stack-ranked by overall performance.


GOLD Winners

  • Cognitive Scale
  • Sentient


SILVER Winners

  • Apptus
  • Boxx

Congratulations to our winners. We’ll be closely monitoring and reporting on the performance of all vendors, existing and new, throughout the course of the year.

A list of all vendors that were considered for the awards include:

Sentient –

Cognitive Scale –

Apptus – – –

DynamicYield –

Bloomreach –

Twiggle –

Emarsys –

Braze (Formerly Appboy) –

Nosto –

Limespot –

Listrak – –

Triggmine –

ChatKit –

SearchIQ –

CloudFlare –

Reflektion –

Zeta (Formerly: BoomTrain) –

Cloud-iq –

Neowise –

LiftIgniter –


Scaled Inference –

Staqu –

Visenze –

Infinite Analytics – – –


Wylei –

Granify –

Reactful – –

Klevu –