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More Shoppers Will Be Buying Holiday Gifts Online, Says National Retail Federation

Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) November 10, 2011

A new survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) has website merchants saying, Ho, ho ho!

The NRF predicts that more holiday shoppers will be buying gifts from the comfort of their computers and mobile phones. According to the trade group, 46.7% of consumers plan to purchase holiday items online this season, up from 43.9% a year ago. Plus, these online shoppers will spend more than the typical bricks-and-mortal retail shopper. Web shoppers will spend an average of $ 857.59 on gifts and seasonal merchandise21.7% more than the average retail consumer.

Online spending is growing because the newest and most interesting items are available online before they appear in retail stores, says Randall Schultz of Schultz Communications, a marketing consulting firm. The tired old gift choices are not going to excite anyone in the iPad era.

Schultz Communications ( has reviewed hundreds of home and garden gift items, and it has released its Top 8 list of the most appealing holiday gifts for online shoppers. And the winners are



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