Fifth of US holiday shopping done online - study

Monday 11 January 2016 | 10:57 CET | News
More than a fifth (20.2 percent) of all holiday shopping in the US occurred online, a segment that has seen steady growth in recent years, according to a research by First Data. Using insights gleaned from transaction data from 1.3 million U.S. merchant locations, researchers also found that retail sales are up 3.3 percent for the full holiday season. The sales growth was a marginal increase over 2014's year-over-year growth of 3.2 percent. Online, shoppers were inclined to spend more than at the register with purchases averaging USD 125.72 per transaction compared to USD 69.64 at brick and

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