According to new figures from the Royal Mail, Colchester is the town that tops the charts for online shopping, as "Cyber Monday" continues.
The busiest day of the year for online shopping.
Royal Mail has revealed the top ten places where people choose to shop on the internet rather than the high street.
Also in the top ten in the east, are Norwich in 4th place, Chelmsford in 7th and Bedford in 10th place.
Nick Landon, Managing Director of Royal Mail Parcels, said. "Online shopping is now such a key part of the Christmas shopping experience....We encourage people to post their Christmas cards and order their presents online early, to help us spread the workload during the busy festive period."
The latest recommended posting dates for UK Christmas delivery are:
First Class - Friday 20th December
Second Class - Wednesday 18th December
Special Delivery Guaranteed - Monday 23rd December
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