More of us than ever before are clicking online for Christmas. Online sales were up 18 per cent in December compared with last year.
At the same time, sales on the high street were also up - but only slightly. Our business correspondent Carole Green has been crunching the numbers.
Dr Jonathan Deacon from Newport Business School says the way people shop in evolving and more shoppers are turning towards more convenient methods of buying the things they want.
The manager of Broughton Shopping Park has said that the lead-up to Christmas was "challenging" for shops and they had to adapt the way they sold goods.
Online spending for Christmas rose by 17.8% compared to the previous year, according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium. High Street spending only rose by 0.3%.
Experts say the convenience of shopping online for comparing prices led to a big increase in the internet sector.
– Helen Dickinson, British Retail Consortium
Retailers knew they were facing a challenging Christmas. Some did better than others but they were generally well prepared for shoppers' limited spending power.
After a sluggish start, the final few days leading up to Christmas saw a last-minute sales boost.