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Britain has been named the online shopping capital of Europe

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Figures published from the EU Statistics agency (Eurostat) have shown the British to be the biggest internet shoppers in Europe. The stats have shown that 8 out of 10 shoppers have purchased Christmas gifts online comparatively to 5 out of 10 shoppers in the rest of the European Union.

With the E-commerce market currently valued at £52.3 billion the home delivery market is thriving, the weekly annual spend in 2014 reached highs of £718.7 million an increase of 11.8 percent compared to the year before. In a recent FTA Van Excellence Report it’s been stated that since 2010 the amount of money spent online has more than doubled.

The internet retail record for the amount of money spent online in the UK in one day was smashed last month as thousands of online shoppers jumped at up to 90 per cent off sales during black Friday, spending £1.1 billion, showing the online shopping revolution is more than certainly underway.

Mark Cartwright, FTA Head of Vans said: “Whilst Santa has been able to deliver Christmas in one night previously, with the massive increase of online shoppers it’s clear he’s in need of a helping-hand from the van drivers of Britain this year.”