More holiday shopping done online, free shipping and coupon codes a must

According to a new survey by consumer electronics shopping Web site Retrevo, more individuals are doing their holiday shopping online than ever before and for most shoppers free shipping and coupon codes are an important part of the decision to buy gifts online.

The survey of 750 Retrevo users found that the number of individuals who will shop for electronics in-store dropped 6% from last year while the number of people who split their shopping between the online and offline, those who do it mostly online and those who do their shipping completely online all grew from 2008 to 2009.