Frequently Asked Questions

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How many firms are surveyed to estimate e-commerce sales?

E-commerce sales for the Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey are estimated based on the monthly activity of over 12,000 retail firms. E-Commerce sales for the Annual Retail Trade Survey are estimated based on the annual activity of 25,000 retail firms.  All firms that receive the retail survey report form each month are asked to provide their e-commerce sales.

For more information, visit the Monthly and Annual Retail Trade website.


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