Growth in Online Sales Climb Since 2007

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E-Commerce sales have climbed the most in the U.S. since 2007 this holiday season after companies like Dell and Lenovo offer incentives such as free shipping and significant cash discounts. Other reasons for the rise are due to the economy coming out of recession, the growth of Cyber Monday, and the increase of ease and comfort consumers are starting to feel with online shopping.Sales graph

The November to December holiday season is forecasted to climb 11% since last year for a total of $32.4 billion in online sales, according to comScore Inc., a leader in calculating the online market.

Companies are also increasingly taking advantage of the online market by heavily promoting their products early in the holiday season, according to comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. Stamps.com conducted a survey where online consumers were asked what type of promotion is the most effective for E-Commerce sales, and 64% responded “some type of free shipping.”Dell convertible

As far as tablet promotions in specific go, Dell is offering a discount in shipping on any notebook or desktop and $20 off the new Inspiron Duo tablet/notebook and Lenovo is running a 15% discount deal on the X-Series tablet and free shipping.

Many other deals are available across the notebook, netbook and desktop spectrum from other popular companies with online promotions. Also, check out TechnologyGuide’s Holiday Buyer’s Guide for further information on the consumer technology market and this season’s best tech.

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