Online Holiday Shopping 2005

By Exclusive Concepts Blog Team

It was a good year for online retailers. Here are some stats from Amazon and the web:

Had its best holiday season ever, selling more than 108 million items

Monday, Dec. 12 was the busiest day, when more than 3.6 million items were ordered, or 41 items per second

The most expensive item ordered was a pair of diamond earrings for $94K

The top three electronics items were all iPods:
• the 2GB Nano, in black
• the 30GB video iPod, also in black
• the 512MB Shuffle

The top-selling video game hardware was:
• Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance
• Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) value pack
• Nintendo DS

Across the Web
Online retail spending between Nov. 1 and Dec. 21 totaled more than $17 billion, up 24% from a year earlier

Online spending for the week ending Dec. 18 rose nearly 30% from the same week a year earlier.

ComScore forecasts that online retail spending at U.S. Web sites will exceed $19 billion for the entire 2005 holiday season, representing growth of about 24% from the preceding year.

from CNET