US consumer spending on online deals (daily deals, instant deals, and flash sales) is forecast to reach $3.6 billion in 2012, up 86.9% from the estimated $1.8 billion spent in 2011, according to a report by BIA/Kelsey.

However, the forecast also signals a maturing market. Spending on deals is projected to grow 23% in 2013, followed by mid-single-digit growth over the following three years, translating to a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.8% over the next five years, reaching $5.5 billion in 2016.

Below, other findings from the latest wave of BIA/Kelsey's Local Commerce Monitor (LCM) study of US small businesses.

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