Online Retail Sales Continue to Rise

 
 
By Dennis Callaghan  |  Posted 2002-12-09
 
 
 
Sluggish economy or not, online retail sales continue to surge upward, according to the latest data from BizRate.com. Average order size is slightly down though, from $145 to $142.

ComScore Networks reported a similar increase, tallying last weeks online shopping at $1.5 billion, up 41 percent from the same week last year. "Black Monday," the Monday after Thanksgiving, saw a 49 percent increase year-to-year, to $380 million.

For last week, the home and garden category saw the biggest year-to-year increase, up 114 percent. Online sales of computer hardware however were flat year to year.

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