February 6, 2006, 12:00 AM

Online spending shoots up 33% in 2006’s week 2

Online sales were up 33% in the second week of the year over a year ago, reaching $1.8 billion from $1.36 billion a year earlier, comScore Networks Inc. reports.

Kurt Peters

Executive Editor

Consumer online retail spending growth continued at a torrid pace the second week in January, when online sales were up 33% over the corresponding week a year ago, comScore Networks Inc. reports. Sales reached $1.8 billion for the week ending Jan. 15 from $1.36 billion a year earlier. Online sales the previous week were up 35% over the corresponding week a year earlier.

By comparison, ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate reports that total retail sales grew 3.3% for the week ending Jan. 14 compared to the comparable week a year ago.

Online travel sales for the week ending Jan. 15 reached $1 billion, up 14% from $896 million in the corresponding week a year ago, comScore reports.

ComScore executive John Miniati, is speaking at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition June 5-7 Chicago on Who`s Online and How Do You Reach Them?

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