Earlier this week comScore put out the usual end of season press release reporting on their eCommerce spending data from November 1 to Christmas Eve. Given that last year (2008) actually resulted in a 3% decline, the 2009 numbers are quite refreshing.
For the 2009 holiday shopping season, approximately $27 billion was spent online, representing a 5% increase over the same period last year. Now, there was an extra day this year, so the adjusted increase is still a respectable 3.5%.
Have a peak at the eCommerce 2009 Holiday Season vs. 2008 Holiday Season press release for a nice chart showing you the numbers.