Online Spending

21/09/2012 05:23

Computerworld - Despite a few recent slow days, holiday shoppers have been digging deep and spending a lot online this season.

Actually, online shoppers in the United States so far have already spent more than $21.95 billion, according to comScore, an online research firm. That's a 12% increase over the same period last year.

"Growth rates during the most recent week settled in at around 11%, which is consistent with our forecasted spending growth rate for the holiday season," comScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni said in a statement. "With more than $5 billion in spending this past week, it's clear that while deal-seeking shoppers may have driven stronger-than-anticipated spending early in the season, Americans continue to demonstrate a significantly greater willingness to spend online this year than in seasons past."