NBA Apparel, Jersey and Merchandise Store, Off The Hook Sports.com shares shopping outlook for its 50,000 item team store and market outlook in '06
November 11, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsOff The Hook Sports.com research has shown that online shopping this holiday season will climb past last year's record online sales figures. Juniper research has predicted 20% growth this holiday season with an estimated $79 billion in sales in comparison to last year's astonishing $66 billion dollars in sales. Juniper research also predicts online sales will surpass the $117 billion dollar mark by 2008. Currently 30% of internet users do a majority of their shopping online. This number is expected to increase to 50% by 2008! 2.5 million new customers will do their shopping online this year according to Forrester research. Offthehooksports.com is an online sports store offering 50,000 officially licensed team items from the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA and NASCAR. Best seller categories include: NBA Jersey, NBA Jerseys, NBA Apparel, NBA clothes, NBA Clothing NBA Shirts, NBA Caps, NBA Hats, NBA gifts and NBA merchandise. Over $3.8 billion was spent on apparel last year and the forecast is expected to surpass that mark this year according to Tim Gray from E-Commerce. Online shopping is expected to climb this year because of the extremely high fuel and heating costs. Consumers will want to take advantage of the hefty retail discounts available online along with the shipping specials that are expected to be offered to consumers. Offthehooksports.com offers a flat rate of $4.99 shipping no matter how many items or how large the order is. This is a tremendous savings for consumers and they would spend more than that in gasoline and their time in driving to the mall to shop. Also, online shopping sites have become much easier to use and navigate this year. Offthehooksports.com is able to offer over 50,000 items from the NBA, NFL, MLB and NCAA in an easy to use format and a flat shipping rate. Consumers are showing their trust and confidence in their internet shopping behavior. Off The Hook Sports.com features similar items and pricing to NBA.com, www.NBA.com, The Sports Authority, The Sports Authority.com, Dick's Sporting Goods, Dicks Sporting Goods.com, Footlocker, Footlocker.com, Finishline, Finishline.com, ESPN Shop, ESPNShop.com, MVP.com, Fog Dog.com, Modells.com, Sport Mart, Sportmart.com, Eastbay and Eastbay.com. Some of the best selling jerseys, replicas, authentic jerseys, throwbacks, swingman jerseys, t-shirts, caps and fitted hats from top name manufacturers: Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Russell, Champion etc are available at online stores such as www.OffTheHookSports.com. A fan favorite jersey from Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Shaq, Tracy McGrady, Stephon Marbury and Carmelo Anthony are some of the Best Seller Items on Offthehooksports.com. Best Selling NBA clothing, jerseys and apparel are from the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons. Most searched NBA items and words on internet according to Biz Rate.com are: Jordans, Jordan Micheal, NBA Hardwood Classic, Jerseys, NBA jerseys, throwback NBA jerseys, Hardwood Classics, NBA logo, Jordan, Lakers, NBA jersey, Lakers Gear, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Jersey, Dwayne Read, Basketball Jerseys, Autographed basketball, NBA sweatshirts, NBA, NBA.com, NBA com, Lebron James, Nike, fitted caps, NBA jackets, San Antonio Spurs, NBA apparel, Youth Jerseys, Chicago Bulls Houston Rockets, throwback jerseys, throwback, Los Angeles Lakers, and Youth jerseys. All in all, the internet has proven itself as a successful tool and has the momentum to be the preferred way to shop for anything from an NBA jersey to a NBA Christmas ornament. Online shopping is here to stay and the numbers prove it. Stores such as Offthehooksports.com and their technology and website functionality and flat rate shipping will help drive more consumers to do their NBA shopping online in 2006 and beyond!