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The Podium

Thursday, November 08

Happy Holidays Online

By Brad

Every year, online holiday shopping continues to make gains. And as Leena Rao of TechCrunch reports, this year analysts are expecting a good season:

After comScore predicted a very healthy holiday shopping season for online retailers yesterday, Forrester is joining in, reporting that this holiday season is expected to generate $68.4 billion in US online sales. That’s a 15% increase over 2011′s total and 3% higher than the expected overall annual online retail growth rate.

Forrester’s report also predicts holiday shoppers will spend over $400 online this year on average, an increase of 12% over last year.