TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Online Holiday Shoppers Spent a Total of $30.1 Billion

Online Holiday Shoppers Spent a Total of $30.1 Billion

Monty Solomon (
Fri, 30 Dec 2005 02:28:46 -0500

Online Holiday Shoppers Spent a Total of $30.1 Billion During
2005 Holiday Season, Up 30 Percent from 2004, According to the
eSpending Report from Goldman Sachs, Nielsen//NetRatings and
Harris Interactive
- Dec 29, 2005 11:00 AM (PR Newswire)

Apparel/Clothing, Computer Hardware/Peripherals and Consumer
Electronics Captured the Most Online Holiday Dollars This Year,
Showing Double to Triple-Digit Year-over-Year Growth; Record High in
Shoppers Choosing to Buy Online vs. Other Channels

ROCHESTER, N.Y. and NEW YORK, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goldman,
Sachs & Co., Nielsen//NetRatings and Harris Interactive(R) fifth
annual Holiday eSpending Report revealed today that online holiday
shopping totaled $30.1 billion, excluding travel, during the 2005
holiday season (October 29 - December 23). This season's online
spending in the United States resulted in a 30 percent increase (+/-
3.1 percent margin of error) from the 2004 holiday season.


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