by MC Marketing Charts
US online retail (non-travel) spending reached $44.3 billion during Q1 2012, representing a 17% increase from $38 billion in Q1 2011, according to estimates from comScore. This marks the 10th consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth and 6th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth rates. The 17% year-over-year growth rate is also the largest for any quarter since Q4 2007.
According to the comScore data, the top-performing online product categories in Q1 were: digital content and subscriptions; computer software; consumer electronics; jewelry and watches; and event tickets.