Take your opportunity for Black Friday

In the last article, we reported the origins of Black Friday. To help you prepare for 26th of November in the best possible way, we present the development of the last few years and the potential of the shopping event in more detail. For this, we have used and analysed the data of the Tradedoubler network.

The increase in Black Friday sales in Europe

*Black Friday order value and sales compared every year from TD-countries

Every year the order value and sales increase. This suggests that Black Friday with affiliate marketing is becoming more and more popular with consumers.

The strongest vertical programmes on Black Friday

*Black Friday 2020 order value by programme vertical from TD-countries on Black Friday

The strongest verticals on Black Friday were the categories “Shopping & Retail” and “Computers & Electronics“. This doesn`t mean that the other verticals aren`t successful. As you can see on the chart, the other categories, for example “Health and Beauty” or “Fashion” are also very strong.

Looking at the individual countries, it is noticeable that the top categories always rank in the top three and have done so for several years. The 3rd category changes slightly depending on the country and year.

* the 3rd best verticals programme of the TD countries of 2018, 2019 and 2020 on Black Friday

The use of affiliate marketing types

*affiliate marketing types YoY Sales at Black Friday of TD-countries

The affiliate marketing type with the highest sales is “Cashback/Loyalty”, followed by “Coupon/Discount-codes”. The 3rd category changes again depending on the country.

* TD-countries 3rd best categories of 2018, 2019 and 2020 on Black Friday

The use of devices

*Sales YoY (2019 vs. 2020) compared with use of Computer and Smartphones

It is already known that the trend in online shopping is moving more and more in the direction of the use of smartphones. The chart shows that the numbers are always higher than the use of computers and are increasing every year. It is important that your affiliate advertising is responsive in order to keep the customer engaged.

Users in Europe more and more turn to affiliates for gift recommendations, product comparisons and exclusive offers.

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