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Last year marked the first time clothing retailers attracted more online shopping dollars than computer and software e-tailers took in. Travel continues to eclipse all other forms of consumer spending online, however, accounting for $73.4 billion in revenue in 2006. Revenue for apparel, accessories and footwear bought through the Internet totaled $18.3 billion, compared to $17.2 billion for computer-related purchases, reported Shop.org, the online division of the National Retail Federation.
I would add that not only are consumers becoming more comfortable with purchasing clothes online, but they are broadly becoming more comfortable with online shopping and the barriers for consumers to start their own online store are also coming down. There are several new sites popping up that enable people to start an online store fairly easily. I read a WikiHow article the other day on this at http://www.wikihow.com/Start-an-Online-Store