U.S. retail sales rose 3 percent in the holiday shopping season from October 11 to December 24, driven by a shift in online shopping driven by the cowid-19 pandemic, MasterCard reported on Saturday. According to the MasterCard SpendingPulse report, e-commerce sales in the United States surged 49% during the holiday shopping season this year, highlighting the role of the epidemic in changing customers’ shopping habits. According to the data, this year’s holiday e-commerce sales accounted for 19.7% of the total retail sales, and pointed out that online purchase and pick-up, non-contact technology and other options are the key for retailers to achieve revenue improvement. Traditionally, the holiday shopping season can account for most of the annual sales of some retailers, but the health crisis means that many retailers, including Wal Mart and target, are facing capacity constraints of some stores. In order to hedge the impact, they have launched holiday promotions ahead of time. < p > < p > earlier this year, Amazon extended its annual holiday season to a few more weeks than before. MasterCard said the digital trend will continue to grow in 2021 and small retailers will adopt new technologies to provide customers with new ways of shopping. < / P > < p > due to the extended work at home and distance learning policy, people spend more time at home, which stimulates the demand for home decoration and home decoration products. According to the report, the retail sales of home furniture and furnishings increased by 16.2%. Electronics and appliances also rose 6% during the period, as spending on dining out, travel and leisure decreased and shoppers were encouraged to make other purchases. Sales of clothing and jewelry declined as a whole, but similar products sold through e-commerce channels still rose by 15.7% and 44.6%. < / P > < p > SpendingPulse reports track spending by combining the sales activities of the MasterCard payment network with estimates of cash and other forms of payment, but this does not include car sales. Chinese version of K-car: reading a10e design drawing exposure