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Boding well for the holiday season, new data shows that online retail shopping remained strong in the third quarter of the year. Year-over-year, online retail spending increased 15 percent to $41.9 billion in the third quarter, according to new estimates from comScore. That represented the 12th consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth, and eighth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, comScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni said Wednesday.

Puget Sound Business Journal by , Contributing Writer Aislyn Greene Contributing Writer Here's some bright news on a financial dreary day: U.S. online spending hit $37.5 billion in the second quarter of this year, up 14 percent from the same quarter last year, reports comScore. The Internet marketing research company said the growth rate represents the seventh consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth and third consecutive quarter of double-digit growth rates. However, spending did dip slightly from $38 billion in the first quarter of the year. The report isn't a huge surprise for those tracking online retailers. Amazon said

Online U.S. retail spending reached $44.3 billion in the first quarter of 2012, up 17 percent vs. a year ago, according to comScore’s Q1 2012 Retail survey. It was the 10th consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth and sixth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth. In other findings, 38 percent of tablet owners have made a purchase on their device within the past month. Apparel was the most popular category for purchase among tablet shoppers.

Reston, Va. -- Consumers spent some $35.3 online from Nov. 1 through Dec. 26, up 15% from last year, according to ComScore Inc. “Holiday e-commerce spending has remained strong throughout the season, and we have now reached a record $35 billion in U.S. online sales for the season-to-date," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. "We can now say with certainty that the $1.25 billion spent on Cyber Monday will rank it as the heaviest online spending day of the season for the second consecutive year, but we should also note that it was accompanied by nine other billion dollar spending

Shoppers spent 14 percent more online during the week ending Dec. 18, according to comScore. Online spending totaled $6.4 billion for the week, the most ever spent in one week. Shoppers have spent almost $32 billion online for the holiday season to date, a 15 percent increase from a year ago.

(IDEX Online News) – More American's are turning to online buying, leading to a 15 percent rise in online purchases in the first 48 days of the November – December 2011 holiday season. Consumers have spent nearly $32 billion in the period, according to comScore. During the week ending December 18, sales reached an all-time record of $6.3 billion in online retail spending, up 14 percent from the corresponding week last year. On four different days, sales exceeded $1 billion. The final shopping weekend before Christmas reached $1.04 billion to rank as the second heaviest weekend of online spending

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