Record online shopping sales this year amid COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic is changing everything, including the way we shop for the holidays. On Thanksgiving Day, online spending reached a record $5.1 billion.
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To the index now online spending on Thanksgiving Day reached a record five point one billion dollars that's up 21% from last year here's ABC's Deirdre Bolton. Tonight's the pandemic is changing everything including the way we shop for the holidays. What we're seeing with retell in the holiday season. In light of the pandemic. It is health and safety is by far number one priority. For many consumers that means shopping online to try to keep up with the rising demand UPS is hiring 100000. Seasonal employees and FedEx another seventy thousands. Amazon announcing it is giving its front line workers special holiday bonuses. Totaling more than 500 million dollars. Created jobs and moving few 100000 jobs and summer alone. We can make sure that we are delivering our customers and not compromising the health and good we have. And he's. This year the pandemic is influencing what holiday shoppers are buying on. Congress is doing super well out or stop people are gonna be stocking up on after them to extend the season. I'm and that I think you're getting people were buying the obvious keep PE the masks and home UDC's appetizers. No matter what you're buying experts say plan a budget stick to it and do not to shop last minute you're likely to feel pressured and blow through that budget. Lindsay to injure a thank you.

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