CNet is reporting that according to ComScore, consumers spent $9.01 billion during the first three weeks of November, representing a 13 percent gain over the $7.95 billion spent during the same period last year.
For the months of November and December combined, ComScore is forecasting $32.4 billion in online spending. Last year, consumers spent $29.1 billion during that two-month holiday shopping period. ComScore also said that from January through October, online consumers spent $109.9 billion, representing a 9 percent gain over the $100.7 billion they spent during the same period last year.
Free shipping is also quite important to online shoppers. ComScore found that 44 percent of respondents “actively seek out free shipping deals,” while 33 percent of folks said that they “won’t make a purchase” without free shipping.
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