Online sales for first half of 2004 reached $27.8 bln, up 25.3%

With online consumer retail spending that reached $1.02 billion for the week ending June 27, online sales in the first six months of this year reached $27.8 billion, up 25.27% from $22.2 billion in last year’s first half. The numbers are based on weekly reports from comScore Networks Inc. Sales for the week ending June 27 were up 31% from the corresponding week a year ago.