Online Retail on the Rise for Holiday Shopping

Multicultural shoppers not only plan to spend more on holiday shopping than all U.S. households, they’re more likely to plan to shop online. Millennials will also play a key role with digital holiday sales as they’re more likely to say they plan to spend more online than any other generation.

But digital isn’t the only way we’re shopping…

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Smartphones could be a key platform for these digital shoppers to find holiday deals, as well as content to keep them entertained throughout the season. In the third quarter of 2015, four-fifths of people in the U.S. reported having smartphones. And mobile ownership is up 8%, compared to third-quarter 2014.

But how are these mobile media users spending their time? As of October 2015, the most popular app categories, based on time spent per month, are search engines, portals, and social networking apps with 16 hours and two minutes, entertainment apps at 13 hours and 27 minutes and communication apps at 4 hours and 39 minutes.