Boxing Day set a new British record for online shopping, figures showed today.
While thousands of shoppers queued outside stores up and down the country to get ahead of the game, millions more made the most of tumbling prices from the comfort of their own homes.
- 14 million hours were spent on shopping online yesterday
- That totalled 113 million site visits (slightly lower than the 126 million expected)
- Web sales were up 17% compared to Boxing Day 2011
Figures from market data firm Experian also showed that Christmas Eve was 86% bigger than last year as a shopping day, and Christmas Day was 71% bigger.