0800 901 2475 Freephone, 7 days
Online Christmas Shopping

Online Christmas Shopping ‘Killing Off’ our High Street Retailers

43% of people are planning to do more of their Christmas shopping online this year than they did the year before.

The UK’s high streets are dying out because of the increasing number of shoppers purchasing goods on line. Along with soaring rents and the popularity of out of town retail parks our once thriving town centres are becoming like ghost towns. Especially with the collapse of both major and small retailers falling by the wayside.

A poll suggests greater numbers of shoppers will be foregoing the high street to buy their presents from the comfort of their homes. According to the survey by Onepoll, on behalf of Royal Mail, 43% of people are planning to do more of their Christmas shopping online this year than they did the year before – with around 57% expecting to do around the same.

Royal Mail’s Nick Landon said: “Online shopping is now such a key part of the Christmas shopping experience. Our research shows that more people will be going online for their festive gifts this year than ever before.

The Federation of Small Businesses estimates 2,000 small shops are closing each year. They are calling for more to be done to breathe life back into beleaguered high streets. Many larger retailers have developed online shopping facilities in an effort to enhance sales and respond to consumer demand.

Insolvency Practitioners across the country are being approached by retailers on a regular basis for help and advice. As a result of our shopping habits changing and we’re expecting an influx of calls in the New Year.

Author: Hilary Dennis-Madin

If you found this article informative and helpful...Please Share!

Leave a comment

Related posts

Sign up for our newsletter and support Neurocare’s ROSA robot project…

Our newsletter is full of financial advice for businesses and individuals and latest news.

We are helping Neurocare to fund their ROSA machine. This state of the art robot is the first of its kind to be brought to the UK and installed in a NHS hospital here in Sheffield. - Read More

Currently for every newsletter sign up we receive, we will donate £2 to Neurocare.

Disclaimer: We guarantee privacy with your information and you will not receive spam emails for us.