Online Sales Surged 37% For The Last Weekend Before Christmas, And Ups Was Hustling At Mariano's To Finish Deliveries

Total online sales from Friday through Sunday this past weekend surged 37 percent year-to-year. Mobile traffic represented two-fifths of all online traffic, according to IBM Digital Analytics. Mobile sales up 53 percent, accounting for 21.5% of all online sales, also according to IBM.

Retailers' holiday sales have so far proved disappointing.

Mall-traffic tracker ShopperTrak on Monday reported a 3.1 percent decline in holiday in-store sales and a 21 percent drop of in store traffic in the crucial shopping week ended Sunday, December 22, 2013. additional data again suggest a much brighter picture online.

UPS was busy at the last minute honoring an agreement with Amazon. The online store store had a last minute shipment from O'Hare International Airport, and UPS trucks met at Mariano's Fresh Market parking lot to complete the shipment to customers' front doors in Arlington Heights.

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