Report: E-Commerce Spending Down 2 Percent

The latest retail e-commerce numbers from comScore came out today, with the measurement firm saying that U.S. online retail spending was down 2 percent, to $29.6 billion, from the same quarter a year ago. comScore said this is the first time on record that there has been consecutive quarters of negative e-commerce spending growth from the prior year. Last quarter, e-commerce sales were down 1% from prior year numbers.