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Online holiday spending increased 32%, setting a record

Online holiday spending increased 32%, setting a record
With many people choosing not to venture out to physical stores to buy gifts, this past holiday season saw a record-breaking $188.2 billion in U.S. online purchases, which represents more than 32% growth from the year before.

MINNEAPOLIS (Tribune News Service) — With many people choosing not to venture out to physical stores to buy gifts, this past holiday season saw a record-breaking $188.1 billion during the holiday season from November through December, up from $2."In light of the pandemic, digital has become the primary way for people to connect, work, be entertained and shop, helping set online spending records for the holiday season," said Taylor Schreiner, director of Adobe Digital Insights, in a statement.Smartphones were an important way for consumers to shop with phones accounted for 40% of the holiday season's online growth compared to 11% growth year-over-year, according to Adobe.

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