April 26, 2004, 12:00 AM

Online retail sales shoot up 57% for week ending April 11

Online retail sales soared 57% the week ending April 11 to $1.24 billion from $789 million during the corresponding week a year ago, comScore Networks Inc. reports.

Kurt Peters

Executive Editor

 

Online retail sales soared 57% the week ending April 11 to $1.24 billion from $789 million during the corresponding week a year ago, comScore Networks Inc. reports.

Total retail sales for the week ending April 10 rose 9.3% over the corresponding week a year ago, reports ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate. ShopperTrak reports that strong sales growth for the week reflects the shift of Easter which in 2003 occurred more than a week later. Sales this year for the week that corresponded to last year’s Easter were down 23.2% vs. the year ago, ShopperTrak reports.

Online travel sales for the week ending April 11 were up 46% to $1.06 billion from $728 million a year ago, comScore reports.

 

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