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Almost two-thirds (63%) of US shoppers plan to do a majority of their Christmas shopping online this year, according to stats from LivePerson.

And mobile devices are set to play a large role in gift-buying, with 65% of respondents stating that they expect to use a tablet device as one of two primary devices for their Christmas shopping.

However it should be noted that all respondents had shopped online at least twice in the past three months, so it is biased towards frequent online shoppers.

And there isn’t long for retailers to get themselves ready for the Christmas rush, as 51% of Americans plan to do a majority of their Christmas shopping in November.

For advice on how to make the most of the holiday rush, read our 35 tips for increasing e-commerce conversions this Christmas.

David Moth

Published 1 November, 2012 by David Moth @ Econsultancy

David Moth is Editor and Head of Social at Econsultancy. You can follow him on Twitter or connect via Google+ and LinkedIn

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Comments (5)


Nick Stamoulis

Shopping has always been a social experience, so it makes sense that social media will have such an impact on the holiday shopping this year. I will be really interested to see how Pinterest plays out, since the site has experienced such massive growth this year.

almost 4 years ago



there is 63% people are interested to do online shopping because it is safe and save our more precious time.people also getting more discounts through coupons and also free shifting of product.

almost 4 years ago



majority people willing to do online shopping and they need live support.they willing to spend more money on online shopping.if merchants can provide best deals then they definitely purchase product.

almost 4 years ago



Most of the people are doing online shopping every time because of it saves time and money.By using coupon codes we will get more discounts and free shipping.In online shopping there is no rush and no stress,We can do online shopping be cool.

almost 4 years ago



Nice post.Online shopping takes major role in everywhere because of two reasons first one is they are providing coupons and offers and second one is save time.Tanks for this food snap shorts.

almost 4 years ago

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