UK internet sales poised to hit £22m an hour on 'manic Monday'
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 17/11/2010 18:56
UK internet shoppers are poised to spend a total of £537m - or £22.4m an hour - online, on what is predicted to be the busiest internet shopping day of the year.
Total spending on Monday 29 November - dubbed Manic Monday - is forecast to peak at 29% more than last year, new research reveals today. But the busiest day on the high street is set to be Saturday 18 December, when 10 million consumers hit the shops in a last-minute dash to buy Christmas gifts, at a total cost of £1.1bn, or £764,000 per minute. Overall, Christmas sales are expected to reach £68.7bn, an increase of 1.3% or £862m compared with 2009.