Experts are predicting that £200m per day will be spent online in the run up to Christmas with £1.25billion spent yesterday, making it the busiest day ever for online sales. eBay were predicting 35 million searches and 2.65 million bids would take place in the last 24 hours as shoppers rush online to spend their final pay cheques before Christmas.
Importantly for eBay sellers 44% of people in the UK expect to purchase at least one Christmas prestent online this year. The most likely online shoppers come from East Anglia (52% expect to make an online purchase), with the West Midlands the least likely at just 37%. In Scotland 50% of people expect to do some of their Christmas shopping on the Internet.
Richard Kanareck, of eBay, said: “Shopping online at Christmas offers maximum convenience, the broadest choice at the best prices, and increasingly, the opportunity to find a more original or personal gift versus the High Street.” and he’s right! Walk down any high street today and it’s the same retail chains with the same goods as almost any other town in the country.
If you want to find that unique Christmas present shopping online is the way to go.