Tuesday, 14th December 2010, 13:43:46
Ecommerce spending in the US is still rising this Christmas, according to updated figures released by comScore.
Around $5.1 billion (£3.21 billion) was spent over the internet in the week ending December 10th, up 11 per cent on the corresponding days last year where Americans bought $4.6 billion worth of products.
In this year's holiday season so far, $21.9 billion has been spent on ecommerce compared to $19.7 billion in 2009.
comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni said that the figures so far have been good and that Green Monday, which took place yesterday (December 13th), was set to see massive spending numbers.
"Americans continue to demonstrate a significantly greater willingness to spend online this year than in seasons past," he said.
"This coming week, beginning with Green Monday, should see some of the heaviest online shopping activity of the season and we expect at least one more day to surpass the billion dollar spending threshold."
Last week, eBay announced that it had its busiest week of the year in the seven days ending December 5th, with 1.4 million items purchased on Sunday December 5th alone.
Posted by Phil Williams
Categories: | Ecommerce |
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