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November 18, 2013

73% Canadians Prefer Online Shopping, as retail sales during holidays set to grow by 2%

Online Spending during Holiday Season : Holiday sales  in Canada to remain stagnant with 2% growth

The latest forecast by Delloite  predicts that  Canada is set to see  a 2% to 2.5% rise in retail sales this holiday
season —Last year, Canadian retail sales during the Holiday Shopping  rose 1.4%, In the U.S., by comparison, Deloitte predicts holiday sales will rise 4% to 4.5%.

The study by Deloitte shows that ", internet users in Canada (59.0%) expect to spend the same amount of money on holiday shopping this year compared to 2012, with just 6.5% expecting to shell out more"
Meanwhile brick and mortar stores could see their " retail sales " dip or remain stagnant this year as  more Canadians seem to prefer " Online Shopping during Holidays" In Deloitte's  survey as  27.9%  respondents   preferred Online shopping as compared to  going to the mall. This year, 73.2% of respondents said they would use the web as partof their holiday shopping – and 29.9% said they would use a mobile device to do.

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