Online shopping reached record levels in December

A record amount of shopping online was done in December 2013, after online sales grew by a fifth.

Figures released today from The British Retail Consortium (BRC) show there was a 19.2% growth in online purchases, compared with December 2012.

This is the fastest increase in three years, with online taking up nearly three quarters of the total non-food growth.

Helen Dickinson, Director General, British Retail Consortium, said: “As expected, 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, have provided a new spur of growth to online shopping.”

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