December 5, 2005, 12:00 AM

Q4 ‘05 holiday sales up 24%; online sales up 28% week ending Nov. 13

Online sales for the week ending Nov. 13 grew 28% from the corresponding week a year ago, comScore reports. For the holiday shopping season so far—Nov. 1 to Dec. 2—online sales are up 24% over the same period a year ago.

Kurt Peters

Executive Editor

 

Online sales for the week ending Nov. 13 grew 28%, reaching $1.89 billion from $1.47 billion in the corresponding week a year ago, comScore Networks Inc. reports.

By comparison, total retail sales for the week ending Nov. 12 fell 0.7% year-over-year, representing the third year-over-year decline for a week`s period in 2005, according to ShopperTrack RCT Corp.`s National Retail Sales Estimate.

Online travel sales for week ending Nov. 13 were up 15% to $1.02 billion from $884 million in the corresponding week a year ago, comScore reports.

For the holiday shopping season so far-Nov. 1 to Dec. 2-online sales have reached $9.75 billion, up 24% from $7.84 billion in the same period a year ago, comScore reports. The highest growth categories according to comScore so far have been Sport & Fitness, up 59% over a year ago; Furniture, Appliances & Equipment, up 50%; Apparel & Accessories, up 37%; Home & Garden, up 26%; and Video Games, Consoles & Accessories, up 30%.

Full year-to-date sales are up 25% over last year, reaching $72.9 billion from $58.9 billion, comScore reports.

 

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