However, with uncertainties pertaining to war behind them, it seems that some consumers are ready to resume spending. Last fall, 49% of those polled said they were browsing more and buying less; this year’s report confirms that number is down to 35%. Additionally, many consumers are no longer putting off major purchases, with only 27% saying they will postpone a purchase, as opposed to last year’s 40%.
The How America Shops Everyday Pulse report was based on a national internet survey of 1,161 consumers, conducted May 5. More info: www.wslstrategicretail.com.