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While there are many last-minute holiday shoppers at the malls, the Online and Mobile Shopping Trends infographic shows that online shopping has proven to be one of the most popular for the well-planned Christmas shoppers.
Projections of 2012’s Christmas online consumption reflect a whopping $586 billion, an 11% increase from the previous year. Companies are catching on to this convenient shopping method by providing seasonal promo coupon codes, amongst other things. Benefits of online shopping effectively remove the hassle of waiting in long lines as well as business hour restrictions, which makes this holiday task more appealing and consequently more enjoyable for consumers. With the allure of free shipping, discounts and crowd avoidance, more consumers are planning and purchasing ahead this year.