Today 'busiest for online sales'

Online retailers are expecting their busiest day of the year today, dubbed "Cyber Monday".

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In numbers: Online shopping records set to be broken

  • Online shopping is up 10.1% in 2013 compared to 2012, according to Barclaycard
  • The first Monday in December last year was the highest day of online spend in Barclaycard's history - consumers spent an average of £57 per transaction
  • Online electronic stores - up 66.5%, online family clothing stores - up 35.4% and online department stores - up 31.5%, saw the biggest increases in spending
  • Visa Europe predicts £450 million will be spent on its cards alone
  • Online transactions could top 7.7 million, an increase of 16% on last year
  • An average of £312,500 is expected to be spent every minute, Visa said
  • UK consumers will make 113 million visits to online retail sites today, online analyst Experian claims

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