Based on new data released by ecommerce specialists Actinic, small online retailers enjoyed an 80 per cent growth during the months of November and December 2005, compared to the same period last year. This clearly indicated that shoppers turned to the internet for their holiday shopping.
The overall volume of web-based order rose very dramatically, posting an average growth of 110 per cent. A large number of firms from both the internet and those with high street presence has reported a greater increase in their online sales.
Company formation and business solutions experts have predicted that online shopping sales will grow and because most shoppers are tired of braving the crowds to do their buying and they are seeing the convenience and ease of shopping right at the comfort of their homes.