This infographic from think with Google illustrates five holiday shopping trends you’ll want to keep an eye on for the 2015 retail season.
Retail e-commerce spending from desktops exceeded $2 billion for the first time on Cyber Monday, representing a 17% year-over-year rise.
eCommerce sales were up by 8.5% year-over-year, per IBM Digital Analytics, although average order values were down by 3.5%.
Nearly half (46 percent) of shoppers ended up buying in-store in 2013, up from just 35 percent in 2011.
Some shoppers (29%) will start holiday shopping before Halloween.
Holiday season ecommerce conversion rates also saw a leap between 2012 and 2013, most dramatically on Cyber Monday, when they increased from 3.3% to 3.8%.
Revenues over the two-month period from the beginning of November to the end of December climbed 12% year over year.
The growth rate for the holiday season through December 22nd stood at 10%. Even so, IBM reports a robust 16.5% increase in online sales on Christmas Day.
Mobile shopping may be on the rise this holiday season, but that doesn’t appear to be affecting desktop e-commerce sales.
Adobe reported that online retail holiday sales were up 18% on Thanksgiving, a whopping 39% on Black Friday and 16% on Cyber Monday.