Holiday Season-to-Date Desktop Spending up 15 Percent to $48.3 Billion
Free Shipping Day (Dec. 18) Hits $926 Million in Spending
RESTON, VA, December 23, 2014 – Comscore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season U.S. retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers for the first 51 days of the November-December 2014 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, $48.3 billion has been spent online, marking a 15-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. The most recent week (Dec. 15-21) posted a strong 18-percent growth in online sales, taking in $5.8 billion in desktop spending in what was the last full week before Christmas. The week began with two billion dollar days – Monday, Dec. 15 at $1.07 billion and Tuesday, Dec. 16 at $1.16 billion – while Free Shipping Day (Thursday, Dec. 18) saw $926 million in desktop spending.
*Corresponding days based on corresponding shopping days (November 2 thru December 22, 2013)
“This final week of online holiday shopping before Christmas was very strong, finishing off the season on a high note and virtually guaranteeing e-commerce spending will outperform our pre-season forecast,” said Comscore chairman emeritus Gian Fulgoni. “We are now running at a 15-percent growth rate in desktop e-commerce for the season, which should be taken as a very positive sign for the economic health of both the American consumer and the e-commerce channel as a whole. While the heaviest spending days of the season are now behind us, there is still about another $5 billion that will be spent over the balance of the year that will get us to new all-time highs for e-commerce.”
Weekly Online Holiday Retail Sales
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