U.S. Online Holiday Spending Up 14% for First 32 Days of the Season
comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 32 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, $21.4 billion has been spent online, marking a 14 percent increase vs. the corresponding days last year. The most recent week saw three individual days eclipse $1 billion in spending, led by Cyber Monday, which became the biggest online spending day on record at $1.46 billion. However, growth rates softened considerably in the wake of Cyber Monday and through the weekend.