August 23, 2004, 12:00 AM

Online retail sales rise 19% year-to-year for week ended Aug. 8

Online sales rose 19% for the week ended Aug. 8 to $1.118 billion from $936 million in the comparable week a year ago, comScore Networks says.

Paul Demery

Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce

Online sales rose 19% for the week ended Aug. 8 to $1.118 billion from $936 million in the comparable week a year ago, comScore Networks Inc. reports. The rise follows a week when year-to-year sales showed no growth.

By comparison, total retail sales rose 9.9% year-to-year for the week ended Aug. 7, according to ShopperTrak’s Retail Sales Estimate. ShopperTrak says that back-to-school sales combined with several sales tax holidays throughout the U.S. drove consumers at an increased pace into retail stores.

Online travel sales for the week ended Aug. 8 rose 6% year-to-year, to $1.123 billion from $1.059 billion, comScore reports.

 

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