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Click, Buy, Repeat: Consumers Flocking to Virtual Shopping More Than Ever

The original Pets.com is now a distant, sad memory and the future of Internet retailing remains bright.

It’s been the retailing story for years–and new research says it still is! Yes, online sales continue to soar, recession be damned. We were all probably at least vaguely aware of this phenomenon but to see it in such stark numbers astounds anew. Perhaps the most eye-opening figure of all is the average amount that an Internet shopper spent last year: $1,006.50. Sure buys a lot of Lady Gaga downloads. Or these.

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Infographic: Rob Vargas

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