Mondays are the most popular days for online Christmas shopping

Mondays at 5pm is when shoppers will flood online sites to make Christmas purchases, according to trend analysis by Give as you Live, the shopping website with a heart.

Cyber Monday and Black Friday aside, last year’s peak festive shopping days were Tuesday the 2nd (the day after Cyber Monday), Monday 8th and Monday 15th December.

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Give as you Live analysed the behaviours of more than 30,000 active users shopping at over 4,000 retailers during November and December in 2014 and 2013.

Give as you Live found that the majority of sales were being made at 5pm during these months, whereas the average order value is highest at 2pm, suggesting that most shoppers make their priciest purchases in the middle of the day.

When it comes to the number of purchases, the top five retailers in November and December were:

  1. Amazon
  2. eBay
  3. John Lewis
  4. Marks & Spencer
  5. Sainsbury’s

Greg Hallett, managing director at Give as you Live, said, “With all the hype around shopping sprees such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we were interested to see the true online shopping behaviours of Brits during the festive season. From our analysis of Christmas shopping statistics over the past two years, shoppers are most productive with their online festive purchases straight after the weekend.”

“Before shoppers hit the sites to make their festive purchases, we urge them to sign-up to sites like Give as you Live in order to give to both loved ones and charity. Every time a purchase is made through Give as you Live, a percentage of the purchase price is donated to charity. It doesn’t cost the shopper anything extra as the donation is paid out of the commission Give as you Live receives from the retailer.”

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