Distribution centres in east ready for "Cyber Monday"

Amazon Distribution Hub, Milton Keynes Credit: ITV Anglia News

Distribution centres across East Anglia are ready for what is expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year.

Amazon, which has a distribution hub in Milton Keynes and Argos which has a distribution centre in Basildon, have hired in extra staff to cope with the demand.

Amazon Distribution Hub, Milton Keynes Credit: ITV Anglia News

"Cyber Monday" is expected to peak around 6pm tonight, as people start shopping after work.

Argos, has estimated there will be more than 3 million visits to its website and apps today, with as many as 4,700 visits per minute.

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"Cyber Monday" in the East

An Essex distribution centre is ready for "Cyber Monday", the busiest online shopping day of the year. Argos which has a distribution centre in Basildon is expecting to see in excess of three million visits to its website and apps today.