Jewelry, Women, and Web Shopping

15 May

Jewelry, Women, and Web Shopping

Do women buy jewelry on-line? According to a recent report by IndexOnline, not so much. While many of us admit to taking virtual shopping tours during company time (oh, we are so naughty, aren't we), most of us are not shopping for jewelry all that much. Of course, then I have to wonder about this news because practically every other day is announces new quarterly gains in their jewelry and watch sales. So, who is buying that if not women? Are our guys buying all that jewelry? If so, then thanks.

Here's more from the report, U.S. Women Spend 1.2 Hours Shopping Online A Week:

Interestingly, online shopping time for women is generally spent on themselves (51%), whereas in-store shopping is more often focused on family members or others (56%).

The average spent on a single item online is $397. However, 15 percent of women have spent on average $1,000 or more.

What implications does this have for online jewelry purchasing? While the average ticket is fairly low, more than one-quarter of women have spent more than $1,000, and 9 percent have spend $2,500 or more shopping online in the past year.

The disheartening news for retailers is that, according to the survey, 7 percent of women will not buy jewelry online.

Okay, then only 7% won't. That leaves, what? 93% who will?

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  2. Tammy May 18, 2007 at 10:36 am #

    I agree. I’m sure age has some affect on this. Though, jewelry is something I admittedly like to touch before buying as well. Of course, I say that but I have bought and still do buy on line.

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