The shops are getting busier, the nights are now full of twinkling multi-coloured lights and there is a chill in the air. Christmas is definitely coming. It is estimated that Britons spend £2 billion on Christmas. The Bank of England statistics say that the average household spends £2,000 a month throughout the year but that this increase by £500 in December.
Although Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other, primarily hyped up marketing events have come and gone, it is a fact that most of the spending happens in the last 2 weeks before Christmas.
Where Britons spend their money is also changing dramatically. Every year more and more of the spend occurs online and less and less in the high street shops.
If you have products or services to sell and you do not currently offer the opportunity for your customers to purchase online, then you may be missing an opportunity. It used to be devilishly difficult to set-up an online shop and if this is the reason that you haven’t yet then ACT NOW. Even if you have no technical knowledge, using one of the off-the-shelf packages it is possible to have an online shop up and running in less than an hour.
For example, using our partner 123 Reg, setting up an online shop is a breeze. All you do is choose your domain, pick a hosting package (£2.49 per month) and publish! If you have, or set up, a Paypal account your shop can take credit card payments and are only charged a small percentage of your income to cover the card processing fees. It’s never been so easy to set up your online shop! What’s more once you have set up your shop, we can help you further. After a few weeks of going live and building up some customer / transactional data, we can analyse how your site is performing and provide you with an exclusive offer – only for Ideasportal users.
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