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.