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Since its beginning less than 5 years ago internet shopping has grown
- More people are using the Internet. US figures from Jupiter Media Metrix
show that "unique visitors' - a coarse measure of the Internet user
group - grew by around 10 per cent between March 2000 and February 2001.
(Growth is much stronger in a number of other countries.) US unique visitor
numbers rose particularly strongly in January and February of 2001. As
Jupiter points out, this was just when the "end of the Internet"
gloom was at its strongest. Many dot-coms may be dying, but in the US the
users just keep on coming to the sites that remain. And what's true for the
US has in the past generally held true for Australia too. The growth in
Internet users continues to slow in percentage terms, but that's partly
because so much of the potential audience is now online - more than half of
all adults in the US and Australia.
- The Net is becoming a preferred source. When US Internet users are
randomly surveyed, they say the Web is a more important news source than
newspapers, by a three-to-one margin, according to Lyra Research. Some 46%
also said they'd spend more time on the Internet if they had more free time
- ahead of TV (29%), books (11%), reading the newspaper (5%) and magazine
reading and radio listening (3% each).
- As users get used to the Net, they shop more. Now that so many people are
online, activity matters far more than raw user numbers. The analysts at
Jupiter focus much of their attention on the strongly-growing group of
"veteran" US Internet users - people online for two years or more.
These people show "a markedly higher propensity to shop online",
the Jupiter analysts claim in a May 2001 report. Jupiter reckons it can
judge trends in online commerce from statistics on the use of "secure
mode" at retail sites. And such use soared from 24% of US users in
January 2000 to 45% in January 2001. A 36-country study from Taylor Nelson
Sofres in early 2001 reportedly showed 15 percent of Internet users around
the world shopped online in the past month, up from 10 percent a year ago,
with books, CDs, clothes, groceries and holidays the most-bought items.
- Online shopping is still small, but booming. Management consultancy Boston
Consulting Group (BCG) rates the Web as the fastest-growing retail channel
in North America. It reckons North American online retail revenue grew 66
percent in 2000 to $US44.5 billion. That's still less than two per cent of
all retail sales, but it won't be for long at that growth rate. BCG expects
online retail revenues to reach $US65 billion in 2001. Online favorites
include computer hardware and software, travel, and books - more than one in
every ten books bought in North America in 2001 was bought online.
- The Internet
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Holiday e-shopping sets record
Last modified: December 29, 2003, 3:41 PM PST
Holiday online spending, excluding travel, reached a record $15.8 billion
from Nov. 1 through Dec. 19, according to the most recent "eSpending"
survey by Goldman Sachs, Harris Interactive and Nielsen/NetRatings, released
That is up 37 percent from the same period last year and already surpasses
total 2002 online spending of $13 billion between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25.
"This has definitely been a strong online-shopping season," said
Abha Bhagat, senior analyst with Nielsen/NetRatings.
Bhagat attributed the impressive showing to consumers starting their online
shopping earlier and spending more online, taking advantage of discounts and
promotions by e-tailers.
Online shopping peaked the second week in December, as the holiday shipping
season came to an end. Consumers spent $2.8 billion online for the week of Dec.
13 through the 19th, down slightly from the $2.95 billion spent online the
The most popular categories this season were apparel, $3.1 billion spent
through Dec. 19, up 40 percent over 2002; toys and video games, $1.9 billion
spent, up 21 percent; videos and DVDs, $1.4 billion spent, up 58 percent; books,
$1.4 billion spent, up 39 percent; and music, $790 million spent, up 20 percent.
Bhagat said those are the same as last year's most popular categories.
The eSpending reports are based on weekly national surveys
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