Bruce P. Mehlman
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According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org division, 96.5 million Americans planned to shop online on Cyber Monday, mostly from home, up from 85 million last year.
By 6:30 p.m. Eastern time on so-called Cyber Monday, Web shoppers had spent, in total, 11% more than they did a year ago at that time, according to Coremetrics Inc., a Web analytics company that tracks shopper behavior on the sites of more than 500 U.S. brands.
A survey the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org commissioned from market-research firm Bigresearch found that 54% of employees plan to do some holiday shopping from their work computers, particularly men (56%, compared to 51% of women) and 18- to 24-year-olds (74%).
According to a recent survey by PriceGrabber.com, more than half of the participants said they plan to shop online on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Of those, two-thirds expect to make purchases on Monday (80% will on Friday, and half will on both days).
A survey the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org commissioned from market-research firm Bigresearch found that 87% of retailers are planning Cyber Monday promotions, including free shipping and one-day sales, up from 84% last year.