Online Shopping Sales See Dramatic Spike

Thursday, September 24th 2020, 8:16 am
By: News On 6

Online shopping is seeing a big boost during the pandemic and new data shows that is not changing.

Even with retail stores starting to re-open, overall online shopping remains strong.

A report from Adobe Analytics has shown online sales up 42% in August, reaching $63 billion.

Vivek Pandya from Adobe Analytics said, "things like grocery and the electronics category as a whole, those types of categories have settled into what we'd assume as being the new normal for online commerce where people have started just naturally buying some of these products online."

The surge in online sales is creating shipping delays, leading shoppers to buy online and pick up in store.

Those sales are up a whopping 259% compared to last year.