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Indeed, not only does e-commerce account for 8% of all retail sales in the U.S., online retail is expected to outpace sales growth at physical stores over the next 5 years, reaching an incredible $370 billion by 2017.
And it’s not just e-commerce websites that these numbers are credited to: sales of physical goods through social networks are pegged to grow to $14 billion of U.S. sales by 2015.
According to a recent study, it looks like Twitter is more influential than Facebook when it comes to influencing purchases. 35 percent of respondents said their Twitter feed has been influential or extremely influential on their purchase decisions, while only 23.5 percent of Facebook users said the same.