Online shopping boom as Christmas threat approaches





Today is the day that we all start to panic about our earlier lack of enthusiasm regarding Christmas shopping.  Socks for your Grandad, Turkish Delight for your fat uncle, some stupidly overpriced soap box set for your great aunt, probably in exchange for some cheap perfume which will bring you out in a rash.  Ah, the joys of the festive season! 


But if you don’t fancy jostling your way down Oxford Street with your nose wedged firmly between the armpit of a harassed father desperately trying to find the last James Bond figurine in London and the exhaust pipe of a double-decker bus, then don’t despair… just use your lunch hour to do some Internet shopping instead.


Today is forecast to be the busiest Internet shopping day of the year, with £320m forecast to be spent online.  With some 29 million people are expected to use the Internet to buy Christmas presents this year, the Internet trade body IMRG says the UK’s Christmas online retail sales could reach £13.6bn ($19.9bn). The peak shopping hour will take place between 1 and 2pm today when £28m may be spent online in an hour.


What better than doing your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your own PC?  There is, of course, no guarantee that your goods will turn up in time for Christmas, but that’s another matter….


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2 Responses to “Online shopping boom as Christmas threat approaches”

  1. jaque Says:

    love shopping especially when I am with my friends. searching for new pair of sandals or shoes and dress that will fit us right.. and we’re looking for the best shops online or not to find this stuffs..

  2. Richard Says:

    Interesting blog, not like the others! Good to see more people writing about this subject.

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