Online Holiday Sales This Year: $32B from 114M Users, says JupiterResearch
According to the NPD Group's Annual Holiday Survey for the 2006 holiday shopping season, shoppers plan to spend $728 on their holiday gifts this year vs. $681 in 2005.
After speeding past the $100-billion mark just three years ago, online sales will top $200 billion this year, according to "The 2006 State of Retailing Online", the ninth annual Shop.org study conducted by Forrester Research. 2006 online sales (including travel) are expected to rise 20 percent to $211.4 billion. Sales excluding travel will reach $138 billion.
Total online spending by consumers totaled $80.8 billion in the first 6 months of 2006, representing a 20.1% increase over the same period in 2005, according to comScore.