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USA Today reports on a new study from Slice Intelligence about how Amazon was the go-to for an enormous number of last-minute Christmas shoppers. "On the Monday before Christmas," the story says, "49.2% of all online sales in the United States were made on Amazon ... The Seattle company's largest share of online retail hit on Dec. 18, 19 and 20, at 47.8%, 49.2% and 48.2% respectively, according to Slice estimates."

The reason seems to be simple: "Consumers were doing their shopping later, secure in the knowledge that Amazon’s two-day delivery would still get them what they’d ordered before it was too late."
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