There are plenty of women’s party dresses and other fashion items available for consumers to choose from these days and rather than heading out to their local towns or shopping centres, a rising number of people are turning to the web to source the products.
According to figures produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK shoppers spent 11 per cent more online last month than they did in October 2011.
The organisation estimated that Britons shelled out an average of £562 million per week online in October this year. It also noted that internet sales represented 9.4 per cent of all UK retail spending, excluding fuel. This was 0.8 per cent higher than the figure recorded during the same period last year.
It is no surprise that so many people are turning to the internet when they are on the lookout for clothes and other items. After all, this can be a highly convenient method of sourcing items.
Also, consumers often find they experience greater choice when they are online. Whether they are looking for cheap women’s dresses or any other type of product, they should not struggle.
Meanwhile, the wintry weather may have the effect of deterring individuals from heading out to the high street. Rather than battling with the elements, people can make purchases from the comfort of their own homes, offices or anywhere else with a web connection.
Another factor contributing to the popularity of internet shopping is the fact that consumers can take advantage of competitive prices. By operating online, retailers can reduce their costs and then pass these savings onto their customers.
It seems likely that the popularity of ecommerce will continue to rise over coming months and years as more and more people switch onto the benefits associated with this form of shopping.