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 Wednesday, 11th May 2011, 14:56:42

US ecommerce spending rises 13% in Q1

US ecommerce spending rises 13% in Q1

US ecommerce spending increased in the first quarter of this year as more people ventured online to buy their internet goods.

comScore's latest ecommerce sales estimates show that retail spending reached $38 billion (£23.22 billion) in the first three months of 2011, a rise of 12 per cent compared to the same time last year.

Video games, consoles & accessories and books & magazines were the top performing categories, all growing at least 13 per cent.

Gian Fulgoni, chairman of comScore, said that the figures represent "another encouraging quarter" after a strong holiday season.

"While we would expect online buying to dampen slightly if gas prices continue to eat into discretionary spending, it's clear that ecommerce has become a mainstay in consumer behaviour, driven by the attraction of both lower prices and convenience," he said.

A survey by consulting company DDMA revealed that a quarter of Shaghai's white collar workers are now shopping online.

Posted by Phil Williams

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