The New York Times reports today that:
When the receipts are tallied from this holiday, American consumers will have spent around $29.5 billion at Internet shops, according to projections published by comScore, a market research firm.
Online spending growth outpaced total U.S. retail gains. Internet purchases from Nov 1 through Dec 21 increased 19 percent from a year earlier to $26.3 billion, ComScore Inc. said on Dec. 23.
Bloomberg also reports that bricks and mortar retailers are still slashing prices in hopes of avoiding the worst holiday season since 2002.
In comparison, Amazon claims this was the “best season ever.” And while the actual numbers weren’t released, Amazon had some interesting facts to share about their sales that I found both in their press release and in this New York Post article: