70°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Fri
87°
67°
20%
Sat
87°
57°
20%
Sun
76°
51°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Report: Online holiday sales up 14 percent

2 years ago Thursday, January 03, 2013 2:25:36 PM CST January 03, 2013 Thursday, January 03 2013 Jan 3, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press

RESTON, Va. - A report released Thursday says holiday shoppers spent $42.3 billion online in November and December, 14 percent more than in the same months a year ago.

ComScore found that shoppers started the holiday season strong in November but a dip in consumer confidence hurt early December sales.

Shoppers picked up spending in the final days of the holiday season. That includes a 76 percent increase on what retailers called "Free Shipping Day" on Dec. 17th and 36 percent more on Christmas day itself.

ComScore says the online sales growth rate was essentially on a par with last year's, but it missed expectations for a 16 percent increase.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
70°
66°
Fri
AM Clouds / PM Sun
87°
67°
Sat
Partly Cloudy
87°
57°
Sun
AM Clouds / PM Sun
76°
51°
Mon
PM Showers
78°
65°