It seems that online retail is continuing to do very well this year, and has shown marked gains from even a year ago. We can certainly understand the appeal after spending untold hours in lines and fighting traffic.
ComScore has been tracking online sales figures, and those figures certainly look amazing:
“During the first 48 days of the holiday shopping season-- November 1 to December 18-- U.S. shoppers have spent almost $25 billion in online retail purchases, up 19 percent from the same period last year, according to comScore.
As Christmas day approaches, the intensity of online shopping eases up, although late-shipping deals, in-store pickup options and price reductions should keep growth rates strong in the remainder of the holiday season, comScore said.”