A major driver, online shopping, which they say was up 20%. And Amazon a major benefactor, as not only did the online retailer report 3 million new Amazon Prime members, but also that it shipped a record number of items worldwide, with 70% of their customers using a mobile device to shop.
As far as items go, apparel started out slow due to warm weather, but there may be a late uptick. Fitbit was the most downloaded item in Apple’s app store Christmas day, and hoverboards were strong, but so were the reports regarding trips to the emergency room over the weekend (70), and the government is investigating at least 22 reports of the transport device bursting into flames.
ABC’s Stephanie Ramos joined us from Washington D.C.