Online Xmas Pressie Research Highest Ever
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Consumer electronics and appliances grew substantially in terms of website traffic over the Christmas period, boasting a 30 per cent rise in consumers searching for the categories online than the same period in 2006.Online retailers selling games, music, appliances, electronics and books performed the best, according to Hitwise.
Retail stores with online outlets also performed well with traffic increasing 42 percent in the lead-up to Christmas.

Stores that performed the best were Harvey Norman which nabbed 5.36 per cent of retail searches, followed by The Good Guys with 1.62 per cent, JB Hi-Fi with 1.55 per cent and Retravision with 1.45 per cent, said Hitwise.

In terms of products, mobile phones and digital cameras were the most searched-for items, with digital photo frames spiking before Christmas to three times its record the previous year.