Report: 'Showrooming' Is Real, Could Influence Up to $1.7 Billion in Purchases by Lance Turner Posted 11/20/2012 07:18 am The number of shoppers engaging in showrooming during the 2012 holiday season is expected to increase by 134 percent, according to a report by IDC Retail Insights. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.