Online shopping sees record holiday spending

Shoppers spent a record $126 billion online this holiday season, The Houston Chronicle reports.

Adobe Analytics on Tuesday reported that U.S. e-commerce sales grew 16.5% this past holiday season compared with the previous year.

Driving the spending increase—on average $2.1 billion was doled out daily between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31—was mobile traffic. For the first time, more than half of online visitors to retail websites came from smartphone users, who accounted for nearly a third of online sales.

Last year’s hottest buys was the Red Dead Redemption 2 video game, Nintendo Switch, L.O.L Surprise toys, The Fingerlings Hugs, and streaming devices such as Roku Premiere and Amazon Fire.

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