New online record day - $670 million

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 20 2006 @ 09:33 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
USA Today writes last year's online sales record of $556 million has been broken this year with $670 million.
ComScore says last Wednesday was likely the biggest online shopping day of the year and, with nearly $670 million in sales, topped last year's No. 1 day by over $100 million. In fact, sales on 12 days this year have surpassed $600 million.

"It's almost like we're seeing a surging as we come down to the deadline day somewhere around (today) when free shipping with guaranteed delivery ends," says ComScore chairman Gian Fulgoni.

"We keep seeing strong growth," says Scott Silverman, executive director of the National Retail Federation (NRF) online division, "It's newsworthy when it continues, because each year you're growing off a bigger base."

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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