Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday Cyber Monday Live Shopping

Shopify's BFCM Live Map visualizes real-time sales across the world made over this weekend on the popular e-commerce platform. As you watch the BCFM Live Map customer orders are animated as great circles on a 3D globe showing you where sales are being made.

This isn't the first real-time retail tracking map I've seen. Obviously these kinds of maps don't have much real practical use, beyond marketing the companies themselves. Nevertheless they can be fun to watch for a couple of minutes. The Shopify map includes a 'Sales per minute' and 'Orders by minute' running totals which do provide an impressive overview of the number of sales made through Shopify. Updates also appear under the map with details about some of the sales being made around the world - as they happen.

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