First Ever $7 Billion Online Spending Week Brings Holiday Season Spending to
$35 Billion, Up 13 Percent vs. Year Ago
Free Shipping Promotions in Final Week Before Christmas Promise Late-Season
Boost to Holiday Season Growth Rates Following Post-Cyber Monday Lull
RESTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2012
RESTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader
in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail
e-commerce spending for the first 46 days of the November–December 2012
holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date $35 billion has been spent
online, marking a 13-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year.
The most recent week achieved record-setting levels of online spending,
eclipsing $7 billion in sales for the first time ever. Four individual days
surpassed $1 billion in spending, led by Green Monday at $1.275 billion.
2012 Holiday Season To Date vs. Corresponding Days* in 2011
Non-Travel (Retail) Spending
Excludes Auctions and Large Corporate Purchases
Total U.S. – Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore, Inc.
2011 2012 Percent Change
November 1-December 16 $31,067 $35,004 13%
Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) $479 $633 32%
Black Friday (Nov. 23) $816 $1,042 28%
Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 24-25) $1,031 $1,187 15%
Cyber Monday (Nov. 26) $1,251 $1,465 17%
Green Monday $1,133 $1,275 13%
Week of Dec. 10-16 $6,286 $7,019 12%
*Corresponding days based on corresponding shopping days (November 3 thru
December 18, 2011)
"We expected this past week to be record-setting and it clearly was, with an
impressive spending total of more than $7 billion – an average of more than $1
billion in spending per day," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. "This
current week, which kicked off with Free Shipping Day on Monday the 17th, will
be critical in making up some ground on a season-to-date growth rate that
remains below initial expectations at 13 percent following a prolonged
post-Cyber Monday lull. With many retailers extending their free shipping
offers into Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, we just may see the sort of
late-season jolt needed to push growth rates back into the mid-teens."
Weekly Online Holiday Retail Sales
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