Record Growth Predicted for Online Shopping

december 4, 2003  08:33 am
Online shopping is expected to grow faster this holiday season than it has since the peak of the Internet frenzy in 2000, even as some analysts predict moderate growth in retail sales over all. And much of the growth is being driven by search engines like Google and other sites like Amazon and the online marketplace eBay, which are sending shoppers to tens of thousands of online stores, many of them small, independent operations.