Could £15bn Be Spent On Retail Apps This Black Friday?

There are several benefits to using software consulting companies to design your company its own app, and one of these is to take advantage of e-commerce functions.

Apps can perform a number of jobs for businesses these days – from providing useful information to clients to allowing customers to have fun playing games. Many people also find them easier to use when buying products, as purchasing goods from websites with mobile phones can become fiddly for some.

There is no better time to get your e-commerce facility on your business app in working order than by tomorrow (November 23rd) when Black Friday hits.

The biggest shopping day of the year will take over the nation, as Brits are expected to spend millions on discounted goods.

According to, as much as £1.5 billion could even be spent online alone, representing an increase of ten per cent from last year.

“Online sales are continuing to grow as consumers increasingly move their shopping online,” Adam Bullock, director at, was reported by the Express as saying.

In addition to so many Brits buying goods online, a huge proportion of these purchases are being made on smartphones, Your Money revealed.

GoCompare Credit Cards’ ‘Black Friday Shopping Study’ reported that 17 per cent of consumers will shop on their handheld devices this year – compared with nine per cent who did so in 2017.

It estimated that as much as £4.5 billion will be spent in this year’s Black Friday, with each household expected to purchase £165 worth of goods.