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The numbers are in and the holiday season provided a big boost to final quarter consumer spending in 2016, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau.The report indicates that during the three-month period, e-commerce sales hit $89.1 billion, marking a 14.7% increase over the final quarter of 2014. In comparison, overall retail sales - including online and offline - were up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis.Consumers prefer mobile purchases – can your brand handle it?Mobile commerce is on the rise and a recent report from Criteo shows that 1.4 billion mobile transactions took place during 2015’s fourth quarter. Perhaps one of the most interesting takeaways is that retailers with established apps drove the highest sales volumes of mobile commerce on average. With that in mind, isn’t it time for you to further strengthen your brand with its very own app?