Seattle Pi — "Rainy weather might make you spend more money online"
Blame the rain when that $600 Nordstrom order shows up at your doorstep.
A study by a San Francisco-based Rich Relevance shows the weather could impact how and where you spend your money. Mariah Walton writes that she set out to determine whether wet weather increases online sales, using Seattle as a guinea pig:
My original hypothesis was simple: Weather affects how and when people shop. To extrapolate that even further, I’ll surmise that people habituated to rain, like Seattle natives, will abandon the digital world when it’s sunny and enjoy the great outdoors.