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Online retail was the holiday season’s big winner.

61% of Americans in households that earn more than $100,000 have visited an online retail site in the past 30 days, according to the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ 2009 Mendelsohn Affluent Survey. That percentage jumps to 63% for those in households that earn more than $250,000.

Online retailers were the big winners this holiday season, as their sales grew significantly faster than those at stores, according to the MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse report released today.

E-commerce sales were up 15.5% over last year for the period Nov. 1-Dec. 24, and 18% since the Friday after Thanksgiving, says the report from MasterCard Advisors, the consulting arm of MasterCard Inc. Overall, retail sales increased 3.6% during the period, a substantial improvement from a 2.3% drop-off during the 2008 holiday season, MasterCard says.

The e-retail segment registered double-digit growth in all but one week during this holiday season, MasterCard says.

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Portland, Oregon

We have someone in Portland OR looking for a small vanity and matching mirror.  We have no PFB’s in Oregon.  Any takers?

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We generally do very well in Ohio but today we got three orders from Ohio – that is unusual.  And we have no one in Ohio yet!  Anyone interested?

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According to IRNewsLink and comScore… Online retail sales totaled $4.74 billion for the week ended Dec.13, topping the previous one-week best of $4.70 billion set in December 2007.
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Be a part of it in 2010! Everyone is using the internet to buy these days. Sell your craftsmanship over the internet using your own web site!

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New York, New York!

We have a customer in the Albany area that wants us to build a 6 foot by 6 foot cherry bookcase [can be in two side by side sections]. He is willing to pay over $2500.  We don’t have the time as our own schedule is out into Feb/Mar.

Do we have any takers nearby?

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