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U.S. Online Holiday Shopping Season Reaches Record $32.6 Billion for November-December Period, Up 12 Percent vs. Year Ago Billion-Dollar Cyber Monday Ranks as Heaviest Online Spending Day of the Year for First Time on Record

RESTON, Va., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported that retail e-commerce spending for the entire November – December 2010 holiday season reached $32.6 billion, marking a 12-percent increase versus last year and an all-time record for the season.

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2010 Holiday Season vs. 2009 Holiday Season*

Non-Travel (Retail) Spending

Excludes Auctions and Large Corporate Purchases

Total U.S. – Home/Work/University Locations

Source: comScore, Inc.



Millions ($)

2009

2010

Percent Change

November 1 –  December 31

$29,084

$32,589

12%

Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25)

$318

$407

28%

Black Friday (Nov. 26)

$595

$648

9%

Cyber Monday (Nov. 29)

$887

$1,028

16%

Green Monday (Dec. 13)

$854

$954

12%

Free Shipping Day (Dec. 17)

$586

$942

61%

*Full season comparison based on calendar days; individual day comparisons based on corresponding shopping days in 2009



"The 2010 online holiday shopping season was a memorable one in which we saw spending rebound strongly from the recession of 2008 and 2009, and slightly exceed even our early expectations," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. "We saw spending increase at a rate of 12 percent for the season, outpacing our forecasted 11-percent growth, and set a new holiday season record as total e-commerce spending reached $32.6 billion. This year, retailers targeted many of their promotions even earlier than usual and reaped the benefits. The season will be remembered for an exceptional Cyber Monday, which was the first billion-dollar spending day in history, and the first time we've witnessed Cyber Monday rank as the heaviest online spending day of the year. And of course, we cannot forget the impact of free shipping, which was used in more than half of all e-commerce transactions this season, up significantly from last year."

Top 10 Online Spending Days of 2010 Holiday Season

For the first time since comScore began tracking e-commerce activity in 2001, Cyber Monday (Monday, Nov. 29) ranked as the heaviest online spending day of the year at $1.028 billion. It also registers as the first online spending day on record to surpass the $1 billion spending threshold. Green Monday (Monday, Dec. 13) ranked as the second heaviest day at $954 million, followed by Monday, December 6 at $943 million. Free Shipping Day (Friday, Dec. 17) ranked fourth at $942 million, while Thursday, December 16 rounded out the top five with $930 million. Eight days in total surpassed $900 million in spending this holiday season.


Top 10 Online Spending Days of 2010 Holiday Season

Non-Travel (Retail) Spending

Excludes Auctions and Large Corporate Purchases

Total U.S. – Home/Work/University Locations

Source: comScore, Inc.

Date

Spending in Millions ($)

Monday, Nov. 29 (Cyber Monday)

$1,028

Monday, Dec. 13 (Green Monday)

$954

Monday, Dec. 6

$943

Friday, Dec. 17 (Free Shipping Day)

$942

Thursday, Dec. 16

$930

Tuesday, Dec. 14

$913

Tuesday, Nov. 30

$911

Wednesday, Dec. 8

$901

Thursday, Dec. 9

$898

Tuesday, Dec. 7

$880




Weekly Online Holiday Retail Sales

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