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Is online shopping taking over store shopping?

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 12:15 pm

With the internet taking over in many sectors, shopping is definitely one of them too. Online shopping has become more popular over the years, with easy ordering and safe payments giving shoppers little excuse to not place their order.

Although the UK Bureau of Statistics releases regular findings on population growth and employment rates, they have also provided details on online shopping. The archive figures show a definite increase in online internet usage between January 2017 up date, with 70% of the UK using the internet in the last month. The primary online activities were email, general surfing and product research, however, shopping and selling online had increased from 41% to 64%, with the income from online businesses increasing by 19% from 2016 to 2017.

The UK Online Report, states that 76% of shoppers had purchased items online at some time. Using the internet is becoming an easy process that around 55% of adults in the UK feel confident shopping online, with around a third feeling confident sharing personal information when shopping online.

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