Over £39 billion of items left in online baskets last year, claims study

Commitment-shy shoppers have abandoned £39.4 billion worth of items in what has been dubbed online ‘fantasy baskets’ in the last 12 months – more than doubling since 2018. A study of 2,000 adults found high delivery costs (37 per cent), cyber window shopping (26 per cent) and lengthy authentication processes (24 per cent) are key…

How to spot online shopping fraud? 5 top tips to stay safe online

Since people have been in local and national lockdowns across the globe, the use of the internet has accelerated at an incredible rate. Many meetings are now held online using apps such as Zoom, and food and retail shopping have almost completely gone tech-first. While it greatly benefits reducing the spread of the virus, it…

1 in 4 adults addicted to online shopping

Nearly a quarter of adults admit they are ‘practically addicted’ to online shopping – and get more excited by a delivery than about clocking off work for the day. A study of 2,000 Brits found 82 per cent enjoy shopping for things on the internet, because it’s easier to find what you want and you…

The Internet saves every British family £780 a year, claims survey

The Internet saves UK consumers a total of almost £21.5 billion - equivalent to £780 for every British family per year - according to a new survey by the Internet Association. This significant contribution for UK families is found by adding together money UK households save through online shopping prices, internet banking, price comparison websites,…