IBM survey: Online holiday shopping strong, mobile increases 234%

New York City -- The IBM Benchmark snapshot, released Wednesday, of online retail data showed growing strength in the category.

According to the data, online sales for the week of Dec. 5 were up 7.3% year over year. On Monday, Dec. 12, online sales were up 11.8% over the same day in 2010.

Also on Dec. 12, mobile sales grew, reaching 7.1% versus 2.1% on this day in 2010 — an increase of 233.8%. Some 10.6% of people used a mobile device on Dec. 12 to visit a retailer's site, up from 4.4% on that day in 2010, representing an increase of 140.5%.

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