Christmas online shopping starts

We see how Royal Mail are coping with orders and deliveries in London on the year's busiest day for online buying.

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Shoppers in and around London set to buy more gifts online

Today has been dubbed Cyber Monday - the busiest day of the year for Internet shopping - a day when millions of Christmas presents are bought online.

According to the Royal Mail, around £5 billion will be spent on the internet, over the next two weeks.

Forty three percent of people are planning to do more shopping online this year, than they did last year.

If you live in Chelmsford, you have purchased more Christmas presents this way than any other UK town.

Residents of St Albans, Guildford, and London's West End, also prefer getting gifts on the web.

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Retail distribution centre is busy as online Christmas shopping starts

Amazon has dubbed today Cyber Monday, as Londoners and other people around the UK start buying presents online for Christmas.

Royal Mail plays a key part in delivering parcels and other items ordered online, especially at this time of year.

This Christmas, it is forecast that £4.6 billion will be spent online in the two weeks from Monday 3rd December (source: IMRG and Capgemini).

Retail giant John Lewis gave us access to their distribution centre.