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Happy Thanksgiving (Back on Monday): It’s not often that one can take credit personally for something that is recognized nationally. Therefore, it is with pride that I to point to this newstory that reports a statistic for which I am personally responsible. Joking aside, the fact that Nashville is the number one online shopping city in America is perhaps being misinterpreted by the analysts responsible for the study. In Nashville’s case, I would argue that the lack of quality “offline” retail options is a significant factor in why its online shoppers purchase more via the Internet. (via NashvillePost.com)

  • lcreekmo

    I’m going to attribute my personal contributions to our city’s best-of ranking [my contributions are, shall we say, significant] to two things: a. I’m online all the time anyway and b. the traffic in Nashville is TERRIBLE. It’s a LOT easier to spend 15 minutes finding a deal online than spend 3 hours driving around town where I might or might not find something.
    Having said that, I also frequent a number of local merchants, almost all small businesses [with the exception of Target, to which I am addicted].
    Goodness. Now you know everything about me. I’m afraid someone could crawl this and start spamming me with email just based on this post. Maybe it would be more relevant than those pitches for mortgage refinance [been there, done that] and the various drug emails my inbox is full of day-in & out.

  • Rex Hammock

    Of course, Laura, I do all my online shopping with small business owners getting rid of crap on eBay.

  • Hudge

    but please assure us laura your shopping takes place before 9 a.m. and after 5 pm at least on weekdays?

  • Rex Hammock

    Good point, Bill. However, In Laura’s defense, I can say she’s online 24/7 and as long as I am IMing her a 11 at night with work-related questions, I won’t ask for the same assurance re: 9-5.

  • Hudge

    > I can say she’s online 24/7 and as long as I am IMing her a 11 at night with work-related questions, I won’t ask for the same assurance re: 9-5.

    Yep, I’d agree both of you get a bye for all or any part of that.
    Better folks than I, Gunga Din.

  • Rex Hammock

    Another obvious reason why Nashville’s shoppers are so active online was pointed out to me this weekend: Tennessee’s high sales tax. Of course, all of us online shoppers surely report those purchases when we send in our “usage” tax.