US online holiday spend up 14% to USD42.3bn in 2012


E-commerce boom over holiday period

US holiday e-commerce spending is up 14% year on year to USD42.3bn according to latest figures from ComScore (reports StrategyEye). In the holiday period, measured between November 1 and December 31, the biggest percentage rise occurred on December 17, dubbed ‘free shipping day’, when spending increased 76% year on year to hit USD1.01bn.

The report claims that spending on Cyber Monday, the day that follows Black Friday after the Thanksgiving holiday hit a record USD1.47bn, retaining the title for the  biggest US e-commerce spend in history during the period.

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