Reston, Va. – Retail e-commerce spending in the U.S. during
November and December 2010 reached an all-time record of $32.6 billion, up 12%
from a year ago, according to a report from measurement firm comScore.
"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.
The company had previously forecast an 11% increase in spending for the period.
"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,"