November 4 2010|12.12 PM UTC

Jonathan Rivers

The Growth and Trends of Online Spending

Category: Personal Finance, SRTags: , , ,

When the web roared into existence just less than two decades ago, it was clear that it would change how consumers interact and transact with businesses.  Despite industry defining moments such as the dot-com bust, many retailers persisted, and today we now live in a world where you can buy almost anything online (not just books or shoes), and have it delivered right to your doorstep within 2 business days.  The infographic below takes a brief look at how online shopping has evolved through the years, and some of the popular purchased categories on the web.

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