07 Dec, 2009

86% of UK population to shop online at Christmas

Posted by: drobs In: Ecommerce

Online shopping in the UK is expected to reach an all time high this year (2009).

Different research estimates that between 80%-90% of all UK populations will shop online this Christmas.

People are drawn to online shopping at Christmas because they can easily compare prices and make sure they get the best deal. In addition, they don’t have to leave the warmth of their home and fight with other shoppers in busy shops or pay high parking charges. Online shops are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so online shopping can be done any time of the day or night.

To attract online shoppers, many ecommerce retailers are offering free delivery and other options to entice shoppers. E-commerce shops have far lower overheads than retailers in high street shops so can afford to offer lower prices and other incentives, whilst still making greater profits.

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