US e-commerce to earn $27 bln over the holiday season

US online retail sales this holiday season will reach $27 bln, a 23% increase over 2005, according to Forrester Research. 13% say they will spend more on toys 2006 and 10% will spend more on DVDs and videos. In addition, a significant number of consumers report a willingness to pay for margin-driving upsells like gift-wrapping, rush shipping, and monogramming.