Ecommerce watch: Whole lotta spending going on

Via Washington Post: “A new report says online consumers spent $8.8 billion in November, up 19 percent from the same period last year and 62 percent from 2002 (the numbers exclude travel). While apparel topped the list at $1.5 billion, according to the Goldman Sachs & Co., Harris Interactive and Nielsen/NetRatings holiday eSpending report, toys and video games — including hardware and software — were second at $1 billion, with DVDs and videos in third at $882 million. “The growth in 2004 holiday revenue suggests that consumers are shifting more dollars to the Internet this season,” Nielsen/NetRatings analyst Heather Dougherty said in a statement. ”