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Online shopping up by 63%


Recent research in the UK on ecommerce revealed that independent retailers were the big winners during the Christmas rush.

In the 4 weeks running up to Christmas 2008, a sample of over 2000 ecommerce merchants revealed that on average, they were processing in the region of £3,000 per hour.


On 'Mega Monday' (Monday 8 December-the biggest day for online shopping) this reached as high as £5,000 per hour. The research revealed a turnover increase of 68% from December 2007. A strong rate of growth was confirmed by the ecommerce payment gateway company Protx, who recorded a 63% increase in transactions for December-proving that despite huge discounts on the high street, customers are still shopping online.

Many experts are predicting that up to 50% of shopping will be done online by 2015.

“If retailers stick to the format of a professional looking online shop combined with good customer care, the boom in independent online retail is sure to continue" David Clarke of DBS Internet Marketing Lincolnshire commented.

Agree? Disagree? Do let David Clarke know what you think by commenting below.

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