News Serves Record 20 Million Holiday Shoppers As Online Buying Reaches All-Time High

Wednesday 10 December 2003 13:49 CET | News has served a record number of holiday shoppers since the official start of the holiday shopping season on Friday, November 28, 2003, (the day after Thanksgiving, which is otherwise known as Black Friday).

In the intervening days, helped 20 million people use the power of information to make the best buying decisions when shopping for holiday gifts. In the same period, delivered 14 million new customer leads to merchants across the Network, resulting in an estimated $55 million in sales., which saw a dramatic rise in traffic from the Northeast throughout last weekends blizzard, also stated that Monday, December 8th broke all previous one-day records for traffic, lead referral and revenue. That day alone, the company helped more than 2.05 million shoppers -- or 35 shoppers per second -- find, compare and buy the perfect gift. Helping shoppers and stores check the pulse of consumer demand. has released the second in its series of weekly shopping search tallies, the Consumer Demand Index (CDI), which is found at This weeks CDI reveals that freezing blizzard conditions on the east coast and feverish holiday shopping across the country have driven the demand for Snow throwers and MP3 players alike. Snow throwers -- the modern incarnation of your fathers snow-blower -- thus account for this weeks break-away trend, and keyword mp3 player jumps from #15 to #10 on this weeks top-twenty shopping search terms. Please see the short list below or go to RANK AS OF 12/08/03 KEYWORD RANK AS OF 12/01/03 1watch1 2goldNA 3digital camera2 4furniture3 5ugg boot10 6dress4 7 golf6 8adidas 5 9snowboard11 10 mp3 player15

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