Report: U.S. E-Commerce Grew 16% in Q2

Aug. 12, 2013

U.S. e-commerce spending continues to post double-digit growth, according to digital and technology analytics firm comScore. Late last week the company said Q2 2013 desktop-based retail e-commerce sales grew 16 percent from the same period last year to $49.8 billion. Researchers said it was the eleventh consecutive quarter of double-digit year-over-year growth.

“Increased spending growth for the quarter not only reflects the long-term share shift towards digital commerce, but also the near-term signals of sustained improvement in consumer sentiment,” said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. “This strength is particularly significant since the second quarter tends to be seasonally lighter for e-commerce, and, as such, represents a positive indicator for the back half of the year.”

The report also showed that consumers spent an additional $4.7 billion on mobile devices, a 24 percent increase from the second quarter a year ago.