The latest report from The Telegraph now shows that one in every five pounds spent in UK shops is now online.
Online sales have risen in the last year now at a record high of 18.2% of all retail sales. Over the last decade we’ve seen a significant rise in people shopping from the comfort of their own home, supermarkets like ASDA and Morrisons now allow shoppers to order their groceries online and have them delivered to their door.
Since 2013 we’ve seen the number of online shoppers compared to your everyday walk-in shoppers’ double. Experts said that shoppers are now avoiding “dusty old department stores” and are instead shopping on the move via their phone or from the comfort of their own living room via laptop or computer.
Moving online isn’t necessarily a bad thing and a lot of high street stores are now catering for both their walk-in buyers and those who want to shop online.
What are your thoughts?