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NET FACTS : LATEST 2008 RESEARCH



  1. Over 875 Million Consumers Have Shopped Online -- The Number of Internet Shoppers Up 40% in Two Years. - Source: Nielsen Online, 2008

  2. Nearly a quarter of the world's population – roughly 1.4 billion people – will use the Internet on a regular basis in 2008. This number is expected to surpass 1.9 billion unique users, or 30% of the world's population, in 2012 - Source: IDC, 2008

  3. US eCommerce and Online Retail sales projected to reach $204 billion, an increase of 17 percent over 2007. - Source: Forrester, 2008

  4. The fastest growing online activities include accessing business applications, creating blogs, online gambling, accessing work-related email, and participating in online communities. - Source: IDC, 2008

  5. More than 85 percent of the world’s online population has used the Internet to make a purchase—increasing the market for online shopping by 40 percent in two years. More than half of Internet users have made at least one purchase online in the past month, according to Nielsen. - Source: Nielsen Online, 2008

  6. Business to business (B2B) eCommerce will be ten times larger, totalling $12.4 trillion worldwide in 2012. -  Source: IDC, 2008

  7. "What happens is that the current economic crisis puts pressure on advertisers to save money and find more effective marketing channels. Effectively, the crisis accelerates the shift of advertising budgets from traditional media into new media."  - Source: IDC, 2008

  8. Retailers Believe Online Shopping More Resilient Than Other Channels, According to Shop.org - Source: Forrester, 2008

  9. Credit cards are by far the most common method of payment for online purchases—60 percent of global online consumers used their credit card for a recent online purchase, while one in four online consumers chose PayPal. Of those paying with a credit card, more than half (53%) used Visa. - Source: Nielsen Online, 2008

  10. Worldwide spending on Internet advertising will total $65.2 billion in 2008, which is nearly 10% of all ad spending across all media. This share is expected to reach 13.6% by 2011 as Internet ad spending grows to $106.6 billion worldwide. - Source: IDC, 2008

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