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Blog Mar. 25, 2016 | Share

“Mobile is Eating Bricks and Mortar”

“Mobile is Eating Bricks and Mortar”

My colleague Andrew Lipsman, VP of Marketing Insights here at comScore, penned the above headline as he was analyzing the trends in online shopping and buying this past holiday season. It succinctly summarizes what we think happened, and I thought it valuable to elaborate a little on the issue in light of our upcoming 2016 U.S. Cross-Platform Future... Read more

Blog Dec. 14, 2015 | Share

Story of the 2015 Holiday Season: Mobile is Eating Brick-And-Mortar Retail

Story of the 2015 Holiday Season: Mobile is Eating Brick-And-Mortar Retail

We’re now in the thick of the 2015 online holiday shopping season, and the shopping dynamics this year are as interesting as ever. And while I could pontificate on any number of fascinating storylines, I keep coming back to one overarching theme: Mobile is Eating Brick-and-Mortar Retail. Read more

Blog Dec. 9, 2015 | Share

Nine Consecutive Billion-Dollar Days of Online Desktop Spending Mark the Longest Streak Ever

Nine Consecutive Billion-Dollar Days of Online Desktop Spending Mark the Longest Streak Ever

The dust is finally beginning to settle after a busy last couple of weeks for retailers. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now in the rearview mirror, allowing us to temporarily enter cruise control in the week ahead of Green Monday and reflect on how the busiest shopping period of the year has performed up to this point. Through the first 36 days of... Read more

Blog Nov. 20, 2015 | Share

Q3 2015 E-Commerce Jumps 15% Y/Y to $69.7 Billion in Sales

Q3 2015 E-Commerce Jumps 15% Y/Y to $69.7 Billion in Sales

With Thanksgiving in less than a week, Americans are not only gearing up for their annual feast with family and friends, but they’re also preparing for the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season in the days immediately following. While comScore plans to release its official holiday season online spending forecast on our State of Online Retail... Read more

Blog Dec. 8, 2014 | Share

How Mobile is Transforming Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving Dilemma

Ever since the initial NRF report of an 11% decline in retail buying over the four day Thanksgiving weekend, a doom-and-gloom narrative has overtaken a retail season that had many folks optimistic about the chances of a significant rebound due to improving macroeconomic indicators. As a result of the NRF report, some analysts have suggested that many... Read more

Blog Nov. 21, 2013 | Share

Four Digital Trends to Watch this Holiday Shopping Season

The trees may not be trimmed nor the menorahs lit (yet!), but the 2013 online holiday shopping season is already well underway. While we’re predicting a combin ed 14-17% growth in holiday desktop e-commerce and mobile commerce vs. last year, we’re tempering our expectations a bit thanks to discretionary spending being squeezed and six fewer shopping... Read more

Blog Nov. 19, 2013 | Share

Crystal Ball: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2013 Holiday Season

Crystal Ball 5 Bold Predictions for the 2013 Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday inching ever closer, the 2013 holiday season is nearly upon us. With many stakeholders eager to gain some foresight as to what this season might have in store, we at comScore decided to take out our crystal ball and make five bold predictions about what headlines w e’re likely to see by the time the... Read more

Blog Dec. 21, 2012 | Share

Green Monday Gains

Green Monday By the Numbers

In our latest holiday retail e-commerce coverage, Green Monday reached $1.275 billion in spending, ranking as the third heaviest online spending day for the season to-date. Here's a deeper look at the spending breakdown for Green Monday, contrasted with Cyber Monday. Read more

Blog Dec. 11, 2012 | Share

The Imminent Mobile Commerce Avalanche

Mobile devices have become a ubiquitous shopping accessory, whether for checking competitive prices on Amazon while in the store (i.e. “showrooming”) or seamlessly purchasing on your iPad from the comfort of your couch, known as sit-back shopping. While it may come as no surprise to many of you, there are a variety of trends that point towards a... Read more

Blog Dec. 4, 2012 | Share

Cyber Monday By the Numbers

Cyber Monday By the Numbers

In our recent coverage of holiday season retail e-commerce spending, Cyber Monday emerged as the heaviest online spending day on record. Here's a deeper look at Cyber Monday e-commerce by the numbers. Read more