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Online Clothing Sales Surpass Computers for the First Time; To Hit $22.1B in 2007

Americans last year spent more online on clothing than they did on computers for the first time in history, according to the first part of The State of Retailing Online 2007 report by Shop.org and Forrester Research. The report found the apparel, accessories and footwear category reached $18.3 billion in 2006 and is expected to hit $22.1 billion in 2007. 

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US Online Travel Sales to Reach $146 Billion: eMarketer

US online consumer travel sales - airline, hotel, rental car, cruise and vacation package reservations - will reach $94 billion this year, up 19% over 2006, according to eMarketer estimates. Sales will remain strong to hit $146 billion by 2010, although growth rates will steadily decline.

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U.S. Retail E-commerce Hits $108 billion in 2006; Accounted for 3% of Retail in Q4

U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2006 jumped 24.6% from the same period in 2005 to $29.3 billion, according to the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce. This is a 6.3% increase from the third quarter of 2006. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter of 2006 accounted for 3.0% of total sales.

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Nearly 80% Americans Use Internet to Plan Travel: Burst Study

The recent Burst Media study found that 79.0% respondents will use the Internet to plan their upcoming personal travel. In 2007, for the first time, online travel bookings will account for over half (54%) of all U.S. travel bookings (nearly $70 billion), according to PhoCusWright. 

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Web 2.0 Helps E-Commerce Sites Beat Offline Stores in Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction with e-commerce surpassed that of offline retail by 11.6%, according to the 4th Quarter 2006 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) E-Commerce Report by ForeSee Results.  E-commerce's overall customer satisfaction score jumped to 80 on a 100-point scale. 

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US Off-line Retail Sales Influenced by Online Browsing to Hit $1 trillion by 2011

U.S. off-line retail sales influenced by consumers' online browsing and research will increase by a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% over the next five years to hit $1 trillion by 2011,with the  off-line-influenced sales reaching 40% of total US retail sales, according to a new report by JupiterResearch. 

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Forrester: 40 million U.S. Households to Spend $86 billion on Online Travel in 2007

Nearly 40 million US households will book travel online, spending $86 billion on airline tickets, lodging, cars, intercity rail, cruises, and packages in 2007, according to Forrester Research. 

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Total U.S. Non-Travel E-Commerce Spending Jumped 24% to $102 billion in 2006: comScore

For the full year 2006, total online non-travel (retail) spending at U.S. sites increased 24% to reach $102.1 billion, marking an exceptional year for online retailers as e-commerce spending crossed $100 billion for the first time, according to comScore Networks. Online holiday e-commerce accounted for $24.6 billion, up 26% versus last year. 

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Holiday Season Online Sales Up a Solid 26%; Non-Travel E-Commerce Hits $100B Mark for the Year

During the first 56 days of the holiday season through December 26,  total U.S. online retail (non-travel) spending reached $23.11 billion, an increase of 26% vs. the corresponding days in 2005, according to comScore Networks data released late Thursday.  U.S. online holiday season sales also rose about 25% in both 2005 and 2004, according to comScore. 

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Online Travel Bookings to Surpass Offline Bookings in 2007

In 2007, for the first time, online travel bookings will account for over half (54%) of all U.S. travel bookings, according to PhoCusWright. The U.S. share of online bookings was over 60% of all online bookings of major world markets. 

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