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NEW YORK—Shoppers plan to spend one-third of their holiday budgets on gifts this year, and for the first time, the online channel will surpass in-store purchases for gift buying, according to Deloitte’s 32nd Annual Holiday Survey.

Respondents to the survey also had healthier spending intentions, as 81 percent say their household financial situation is the same or better than last year, up from 63 percent five years ago.

More than half of respondents (51 percent) will buy gifts online, compared with 42 percent in-store buy bitcoin with itunes gift card. In last year’s survey, online and in-store both came in equally, at 47 percent each buy bitcoins with credit card. Higher-income households are even more inclined to buy online, as those earning $100,000 expect 57 percent of their spending will be online, and 39 percent in-store this season, the survey found.

Total holiday spending is expected to average $1,226 this season, including a mix of experiences, self-gifting and gifts for others. (Among households earning $100,000 or more, that number nearly doubles to $2,226.) The survey found that gift spending remained stable at $430, with gift cards and clothing tying for the number-one gift people intend to purchase.

More than half (55 percent) of respondents plan to shop online for gifts, increasing online destinations’ lead over mass merchants at 44 percent where to buy bitcoin reddit. In third place were department stores, which fell 3 percent from last year to 28 percent.

Roughly 1 in 5 (22 percent) of respondents using smartphones for holiday shopping think they’ll pay for purchases in-store with a mobile wallet app bitcoin price to dollar. However, nearly twice that number, 40 percent, anticipate using a retailer’s app on their smartphone; and 36 percent plan to use a mobile payment app during the holiday season.

Celebrations including holiday entertaining and socializing outside of home represent roughly 40 percent of total holiday spending, or $480 buy bitcoin with google wallet. In addition, shoppers plan to gift experiences such as concert tickets, vacations and dining out (27 percent), or plan to host and attend holiday events with friends and family (24 percent), instead of a traditional gift exchange.

“The amount people are actually spending on gifts remains steady compared with prior surveys, but we’ve watched the mix of total holiday spending shift incrementally over the last five years,” said Rod Sides, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. retail, wholesale and distribution leader. “It’s the lure of shopping and the experience that is flourishing and likely to remain in high demand — all which bodes well for retailers that have created an experience blending one-of-a-kind items, inspiration, uncomplicated navigation and frictionless transactions.

“Whether a retailer is online or store-based, their digital influence is one of the strongest cards to play this holiday season,” Sides added. “Even though 80 percent of people said they expect the majority of their shopping will fall in late November onward, decisions about where they’ll shop and what they buy will be largely determined by the digital interactions occurring now best bitcoin miners. In the survey, we found that retailers have a 75 percent probability of converting a desktop or laptop shopper to a purchaser along with a 59 percent probability of converting a smartphone shopper.”

This survey was developed by Deloitte and conducted online by an independent research company Sept. 6-18 price per bitcoin. A national sample of 5,085 consumers aligned with the U.S bitcoin sellers. Census for age and income was polled which has a margin of error for the entire sample of plus or minus 1 to 2 percentage points.