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[January 10, 2014]
Internet shopping purchases rise [Daily Post (Liverpool, England)]
(Daily Post (Liverpool, England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MORE Britons than ever did their Christmas shopping online in December as almost one in five non-food purchases were made on the internet.
Web sales growth accelerated to 19.2% compared with the same month in 2012, the fastest rate for more than three years.
The data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) survey carried out by KPMG showed online trade represented 18.6% of total non-food sales in December, up from 16.5% the year before.
BRC director general Helen Dickinson said: "More of us clicked into Christmas than ever before, with online non-food sales growth putting in its best performance since March 2010 and accounting for nearly 20% of spending.
"The surge in the use of tablets and smartphones last year, together with the ever-faster delivery times achieved by an increasing number of retailers, has provided a new spur of growth to online shopping." (c) 2014 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved.
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