According to a ComScore report, computer hardware sales rose 25% this holiday thanks in part to the popularity of the iPad. This buoyed laptop and mobile tech sales considerably over the last few weeks. Free Shipping Day aka December 17 saw $942 million in sales out of a total $27.46 billion sold this season.
“Free Shipping Day punctuated an exceptional week in which consumers spent more than $5.5 billion online, representing a 14-percent increase from last year,” said ComScore chairman Gian Fulgoni.
“While no individual days during the week surpassed $1 billion in spending, we saw strength throughout the week beginning with Green Monday and ending with Free Shipping Day on Friday. At this late juncture in the online holiday season, we have likely already witnessed the peak spending day of the year, which means that Cyber Monday should emerge as the season’s heaviest online spending day for the first time in history.”