Online retail sales, excluding travel purchases, totaled about 20 percent more in 2001 than they did a year earlier, reported comScore Networks. That brought the total in the United States to $33 billion -- $53 billion when counting travel, which is the largest single segment among online purchases at 36 percent. Computer hardware comes in second at 15 percent, accessories are third with 10 percent, and office supplies are fourth with 8 percent of total sales. In addition, the majority of purchases were made from work, mostly because of faster computer connections, the group reported.
Did you hear?... In 2001, 56 percent of retailers reported profitable online operations
In 2001, fully 56 percent of retailers reported profitable online operations, up from 43 percent in 2000, according to "The State of Retailing Online 5.0," a www.Shop.org annual study conducted by The Boston Consulting Group in conjunction with Forrester Research -- click here to ...read more