A steady consumer shift to online shopping has been happening for years, and statistics sourced from https://www.ons.gov.uk show that by mid-2019, 20% of all UK retail sales were online.
Then in Q1 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic occurred, and, almost overnight, consumer shopping habits changed. Online shopping increased month by month, and according to the Salesforce Shopping Index, Q4 2020 culminated in a 56% growth from 2019.
Many companies, such as luxury retailer Mytheresa and cosmetics giant Natura & Co, reported incredibly strong Q4 online sales as shoppers worldwide turned to shopping online for their Christmas gifts.
Even as the Covid-19 pandemic gradually winds down, many people believe that this shift to online shopping is set to stay, as consumer shopping habits have changed for good.
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You can even set up flexible Christmas delivery methods, with discounts for those who buy multiple products, providing your customers with delivery dates and prices that suit them best.
Once you’ve taken your business online, you’ll never look back. With online shopping almost certain to continue its year on year rise, you’ll be safeguarding your sales for the next few years as you take advantage of new consumer shopping habits.
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