For those interested in e-commerce statistics, the folks at Chase Paymentech provides us with the Pulse Index. They say that the average dollar value for an order is a little smaller than last year but there are more orders. When you look at total sales, the Internet retailers should be seeing slightly better than last year.
The Pulse Index is an annual tracking of online shopping activity during the holiday season. From November through January, Chase Paymentech monitors the daily activity of 25 of the largest 150 Internet retailers.