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'Busiest' online shopping day

Online retailers are braced for their busiest day of the year as consumers take part in the annual pre-Christmas shopping spree dubbed Cyber Monday.

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Retailers predict busiest day of year for online shopping

  • have predicted that Cyber Monday will be its biggest single day, with orders set to peak at 9.20pm.
  • Marks & Spencer also said it was prepared for what it expects to be its busiest day of the year.
  • Online analyst Experian expects UK consumers to make 115 million visits to retail websites on this year's Cyber Monday, an increase of 36% on last year.
  • Asda Direct says it is expecting to see a 50% spike in traffic to its electronic equipment retail section, compared with a normal Monday.
  • CD sales are also expected to increase by 70%, while some popular DVD titles are due for a 50% rise, the retailer said.
  • John Lewis have reported a record week for its online sales, soaring to £37.9 million, and the third best ever week for John Lewis department stores, topping £124.2 million.

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