Online Holiday Spending Surged 15 Percent
Total online domestic spending reached $35.3 billion, both a new record and a 15 percent jump over 2010's figure, according to the latest numbers released by Comscore on Wednesday.
The comparison lists the start of the holiday season as Nov. 1. Comscore listed 2011's total spending amount as higher than 2010's for every major benchmark of the season, including Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Free Shipping Day.
"Holiday e-commerce spending has remained strong throughout the season, and we have now reached a record $35 billion in U.S. online sales for the season-to-date," comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni said in a statement.