Whether you provide goods or services, this internet spending boom could mean a significant increase in business, providing your website works well and is easy to find.
New figures show just how much money customers are now spending without even stepping foot inside a store, and experts predict this online spending will rocket even faster in 2014.
The figures, from the IMRG-Capgemini eRetail Sales Index, show a staggering £97bn was spent online last year, with this expected to be more like £107bn in 2014.
Mobiles and tablets are being used for around 27% of this spending, worth around £3bn. This is a growth of 138% from the previous year.
IMRG chief information officer Tina Spooner said: ”With online shopping having become part of our everyday lives, the growth levels we are seeing in the e-retail market won’t be slowing down any time soon.”
Mark Lewis, online director at John Lewis, said: “Online now accounts for around 30% of overall sales, up from 25% in 2012.
“Our customers continue to evolve how they shop, and are increasingly blending stores, online and mobile devices.”
The message is simple, your business simply can’t afford to be left behind in the e-retail market any more.
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