Traditionally, computers hardware and software are top in the list of online sales. However, this changed in 2006 when consumers spent more on clothes rather than computers.
According to a report by Shop.org, the spending for apparel, accessories and footwear sales hit US$18.3 (RM64) billion as compared to US$17.2 (RM60) billion for computers. Autos and auto parts followed at 3rd place with US$16.7 billion and Home furnishing at fourth with US$10 billion.
Apart from these, online travel expenses accounted for US$73.4 billion of the online transactions, topping the e-tailing market!
Reasons for such jump can be contributed to the followings:
It is easier to find and buy the clothes online compared to traditional store as retailers offers greater selection in term of size and style plus efficient search capability.