Online shopping expected to increase during holidays

November 25, 2009 1:44:21 PM PST
If you plan on shopping online this holiday season, you are not alone.An internet researcher says it expects online spending to increase by 3 percent over last year.

The firm says that's based on a positive start to the holiday spending season.

It says many consumers are shopping online instead of at stores so they can compare prices and search for the best deals.

But if you like to shop while at work, beware. The Web site says 5 percent of employers have fried someone for holiday shopping on the job.