TITLE

Online Holiday Spending Falls

AUTHOR(S)
Schachter, Ken
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Red Herring;11/26/2008, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that online spending has fell 4 percent in the first 23 days of the holiday season in 2008 according to comScore. Non-travel online spending for the period November 1-23, 2008 was $8.19 billion versus $8.51 billion for the comparable 2007 period. ComScore forecasts online retail spending for the full holiday period through December 2008 would mirror the $29.2 billion spent in 2007. In a survey of about 500 consumers conducted between November 21-24, 2008, forty-one percent said they planned to buy fewer gifts and 39 percent planned to shop online to take advantage of free shipping, no tax and other benefits.
ACCESSION #
36586227

 

Related Articles

  • REPORT: ONLINE HOLIDAY SHOPPING DOWN 1%. Gruenwedel, Erik // Home Media Magazine;12/28/2008, Vol. 30 Issue 52, p23 

    The article discusses the Comscore report on online holiday shopping. It reveals that consumer spending from November 1 to December 19, 2008 totalled to $24.02 billion. The company added that December 9 and December 15 were noted as the heaviest spending days with revenues of $887 million and...

  • Retail is top of mind for smartphone users.  // Chain Drug Review;10/22/2012, Vol. 34 Issue 18, p39 

    The article informs a report by comScore Inc. that revealed high usage of smart phones by for accessing retail content available in the U.S. market.

  • ONLINE Onslaught. Pine, Cameron // Instyle;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 16 Issue 20, p118 

    The article explores the impact of the growth of online retailing on retail stores in Australia. It looks at the growth of online shopping, noting its effectiveness against department store businesses. It suggests retailers to take a more aggressive approach to fully serve customers and boost...

  • Shoppers netted. GRAINGER, GUY // Estates Gazette;Spring2012 Retail Supplement, p7 

    The article reports on the challenge posed by online shopping on consumer spending to the retail industry.

  • Back to School.  // Fairfield County Business Journal;7/26/2004, Vol. 43 Issue 30, p10 

    Discloses the findings of the 2004 Back-to-School Consumer Intentions and Actions survey conducted by BIGresearch for the National Retail Federation in the United States. Spending power of teenagers and their younger counterparts; Percentage of parents who began their back-to-school shopping...

  • Riding Out EUROPE'S TOUGH TIMES. Cosgrove, Suzanne // Retail Leader;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p46 

    The article focuses on the need for European and British retailers to either scale back or offer discount as they are impacted by weak consumer spending. Topics discussed include the impact of soft economic conditions on the earnings and revenues of European retailers and the move of these...

  • Online Holiday Spending Up 20% To $30B. Wolf, Alan // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;1/7/2008, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p116 

    This article reports on a forecast for holiday electronic commerce spending in the U.S. in 2007. According to projections by market research firm ComScore, online holiday spending likely reached a record $29.5 billion, representing a 20 percent increase over 2006. The ComScore study covers the...

  • Online Sales Hit 7-Year Low: Survey. WOLF, ALAN // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;12/1/2008, Vol. 23 Issue 25, p24 

    The article reports on the one percent growth in online spending for consumer electronics in October 2008, according to surveys conducted by research firm ComScore. Cutbacks among low- to middle-income households and increased spending by upper income segments is one of the cited reasons behind...

  • Sinkende Frequenzen. Marco, Kitzmann // Lebensmittel Zeitung;1/31/2014, Issue 5, p40 

    The article discusses the effects of electronic commerce on retailers in German city centers, based on a survey conducted by the institute for trade research in Cologne, Germany. Topics include consumer behavior, particularly the choice of customers to shop from home instead of travel to stores,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics