“QVC delivered strong results in the third quarter, with eCommerce continuing its double digit growth – now accounting for 33% of global revenue," said QVC President and CEO, Mike George. “With mobile commerce orders up 96% globally, we see these results as clear confirmation that our strategy to create a highly immersive digital shopping experience, with strong integration across TV, PC, tablet and mobile platforms, is not only succeeding, but significantly outpacing the industry.”QVC's U.S. revenue increased 3% to $1.2 billion in the third quarter as a result of strength in cooking and dining, beauty, apparel and accessories products, partially offset by a decline in electronics. Additionally, average selling price per unit ("ASP") increased 1% from $54.49 to $55.21 and units sold increased 1% compared to the prior year third quarter. Gross product revenue increased 2%; however, U.S. revenue grew 3% overall due to a 14% increase in shipping and handling revenue due, in part, to a price increase implemented in the fourth quarter of 2011. Third quarter returns as a percent of gross product revenue remained relatively flat. In the same period, eCommerce revenue increased 14% to $479 million and grew to 39% from 35% as a percentage of total U.S. revenue. Adjusted OIBDA increased 7% to $278 million and adjusted OIBDA margin (2) increased 81 basis points. The increase in adjusted OIBDA margin was primarily due to an improved gross margin as a result of a favorable net shipping and handling position including warehouse productivity, as well as lower commissions, credit card and customer service expenses as a percentage of revenue.
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