Americans are spending a lot of dough online this holiday season, with comScore reporting that $33.8 billion has been spent online so far this year. That’s up 13-percent compared to the corresponding days last year.
“This past workweek saw four days surpass the billion dollar spending threshold during the heaviest five-day online shopping period on record,” said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni in a press release. “With this most recent week in the books, the peak spending period may now be in our rear-view-mirror – but the online holiday shopping season is not over yet. We should have one more headline day on Free Shipping Day this Monday the 17th as the procrastinators among us scramble to order gifts in time for Christmas next week.”
How about you: Are you done with your holiday shopping? Are you planning to do most of it online this year, or follow my path and just buy things for yourself when you want them. [See: How I spent my Saturday trying to find a cheap iPhone 5 (and lived to tell about it)]
It will also be interesting to get a read on Amazon.com’s fourth quarter results, though those won’t be available until next year.