Visa’s Blog – Visa Viewpoints


Nov 27, 2012

Holiday Shopping Season

Visa Cardholders Spend $5 Billion Online Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Given the tremendous attention paid to shopping trends over the holiday weekend, we want to make sure everyone sees our press release from this morning regarding U.S. eCommerce spending results for November 23-26. For a bit of incremental context, take a look at this graphical view of eCommerce shopping trends over the long-weekend.


Posted by: Visa Corporate Relations Team on November 27, 2012 at 11:36 am

Jan 12, 2011

Visa Transactions Hit Peak on Dec. 23

While most people are out celebrating the holidays, come Thanksgiving you’ll find my team hunkered down in front of a bank of computer screens 24/7.  No, they’re not online doing their holiday shopping but rather monitoring Visa’s authorization system.  That’s because the holiday season is when VisaNet, our global transaction processing network, faces its greatest demands as millions of people head to the mall or their favorite online retailers, relying on Visa to handle their payments.


Posted by: Manny Trillo, Head of Global Transaction Services on January 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm