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NRF: Online 2017 Holiday Sales Up 11.5% Over 2016

20 Feb 2018 Blog

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has crunched the numbers on holiday sales in 2017, and they recently released an analysis of the results. Here are some highlights:

Sales during November and December increased 5.5 percent over the same period in 2016 — to $691.9 billion — as growing wages, stronger employment, and higher confidence led consumers to spend more than expected. That $691.9 billion includes $138.4 billion in online and other non-store sales, which were up 11.5 percent over the previous year.

There were increases in every retail category except sporting goods during the holiday season, which NRF defines as November 1st through December 31st.

These results exceeded NRF’s forecast and marked the largest increase since the 5.2 percent year-over-year gain seen in 2010 after the end of the Great Recession.

Ask Griff & Lee – Show 492 – Segment 3

15 Feb 2018 AskGriffandLee,Broadcasts

Patty, Miami FL (theshoppingmom2), reported on her recent meetup featuring eBay’s Brian Burke.  eBetsy, Dallas TX, called with breaking news about eBay’s free 4-week seller boot camp; for details and to register, go to It’s time to use your Q1 Promoted Listings credit at Lee shared the National Retail Federation’s analysis of 2017 holiday sales.


eBay Radio – Show 703 – Segment 1

07 Nov 2017 Broadcasts,eBayRadio

Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include eBay’s First Minute Shopping promotion (running through November 9),  sand from Hawaii and eBay’s new Shipping Partner Platform for multi-channel sellers. Read all about it (and request to be opted in) at Lee also shared the results of the National Retail Federation’s holiday ecommerce survey.

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