Marketing analytics firm Custora says US e-commerce sales were up eight percent this January over January 2013.
While combined offline and online transactions were down 0.4 percent last month compared to a year ago, Custora claims January was a strong month for e-commerce, with a 6 percent increase in traffic to e-commerce stores.
Based on e-commerce transactions from over 100 retailers and 70 million shoppers, Custora’s data also revealed a slight increase in the average conversion rate last month, holding at 2.2 percent compared to 2.1 percent in January 2013.
Mobile accounted for a third of January’s online transactions according to Custora. The company’s data revealed 20 percent of online orders occurred on an Android device, up 6 percent from last January when 14 percent of orders were made on an Android.
E-commerce Transactions for January 2014 by Mobile Device
Custora’s data also showed January’s Average Order Value (AOV) climbed 1.3% over January 2013′s AOV numbers.
“This indicates that the e-commerce environment remained stable and did not become more promotional and discount-driven compared to last year,” reported Custora on its company blog.