More shoppers heading back to in-person stores rather than online
(CNN) – Many Americans are back to shopping the old-fashioned way: in-person.
Last month, online retail sales rose 2.2% compared to May 2021, according to Mastercard.
However, in-store purchases jumped up 13.4%.
Some analysts say inflation is playing a factor, causing some consumers to shy away from buying big-ticket items, like furniture, which is often bought online.
Another reason for the rise of in-store shopping is that many people want to get out after largely being locked inside the house during the pandemic.
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