$83 billion spent online this holiday

Shoppers spent a whopping $83 billion online this holiday season, a 12.7 percent increase over last year.

It was a record-setting period leading up to Christmas, according to data from Adobe Digital Index, which saw sales surpass $1 billion a day for 31 days between Nov. 22 and Dec. 22.

While many shoppers got an early start on their lists, procrastinators were online in great numbers as Internet sales on Dec. 23 grew 56 percent over 2014 to $920 million in sales compared to $590 million last year.

Smartphones dominated mobile shopping as tablets continue to decline. Tablets drove just 11 percent of mobile sales, a decline of 1 percent from last year, while smartphones nearly doubled their share. Roughly 62 percent of retail traffic was drive by mobile on Christmas Day.

Adobe measures 80 percent of all online transactions from the top 100 U.S. retailers, and the holiday report uses aggregated and anonymous data from 1 trillion visits to more than 4,500 retail sites between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.

For more:
-See this Adobe spending report and infographic

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