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Brits are spending £12.4bn online this Xmas

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Good news if you sell online: Christmas present shopping over the web has gone up 25% this year.

That means that a whopping 45% of us are shopping online for Xmas.

Revenue is set to hit £12.4bn, according to research carried out by retail body IMRG.

Apparently this year the cold weather is an added factor, forcing people inside and in front of their PCs.

The biggest beneficiary of online shopping is the gravy train that is Amazon.co.uk. UK MD Brian McBride commented that last year at this time they “received orders for 2m items at a rate of around 23 orders a second.”

Nice work if you can get it….

Have you seen a boost in traffic and sales this year? Leave us a comment below.