Colchester tops cyber shopping list

COLCHESTER has topped the national charts for internet shopping.

More residents in Britain's oldest recorded town are shopping online than anywhere else in the UK.

Out of four million online orders analysed by Royal Mail more are being made in Colchester followed by Lincoln, Brighton and Norwich.

Today has been unofficially named Cyber Monday with £900,000 expected to be spent online on Christmas shopping every minute.

See the full story in Tuesday's Gazette.

 

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11:06am Mon 2 Dec 13

Checkout says...

The town centre traffic management scheme is really helping High Street shopping then. Thank goodness for that.
The town centre traffic management scheme is really helping High Street shopping then. Thank goodness for that. Checkout

11:09am Mon 2 Dec 13

TheCaptain says...

Checkout wrote:
The town centre traffic management scheme is really helping High Street shopping then. Thank goodness for that.
Or is just that on line is cheaper
[quote][p][bold]Checkout[/bold] wrote: The town centre traffic management scheme is really helping High Street shopping then. Thank goodness for that.[/p][/quote]Or is just that on line is cheaper TheCaptain

12:36pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Mind your own business says...

That's because shops in Colchester are rubbish! that's the real reason why people in Colchester choose to shop online
That's because shops in Colchester are rubbish! that's the real reason why people in Colchester choose to shop online Mind your own business

12:38pm Mon 2 Dec 13

wormshero says...

I do struggle to justify buying presents etc. in town because of the price difference, except clothes as I want to try things on, in which case London or Braintree are both better for choice. I don't struggle to get into town, it's just there's nothing of note there for me while there.
I do struggle to justify buying presents etc. in town because of the price difference, except clothes as I want to try things on, in which case London or Braintree are both better for choice. I don't struggle to get into town, it's just there's nothing of note there for me while there. wormshero

1:29pm Mon 2 Dec 13

romantic says...

Well, I will buck the trend and try to get as much as possible from the smaller, independent places rather than the big tax-avoiding chains and well-known online places. Unfortunately, once they're gone, they will stay gone, but this is a chance to give them some money. Not much, though, as like others, it's not going to be a huge Xmas for us either.
Well, I will buck the trend and try to get as much as possible from the smaller, independent places rather than the big tax-avoiding chains and well-known online places. Unfortunately, once they're gone, they will stay gone, but this is a chance to give them some money. Not much, though, as like others, it's not going to be a huge Xmas for us either. romantic

1:41am Tue 3 Dec 13

Boris says...

TheCaptain wrote:
Checkout wrote:
The town centre traffic management scheme is really helping High Street shopping then. Thank goodness for that.
Or is just that on line is cheaper
On line is actually dearer in many cases. For example, a year ago, I bought six CDs at HMV in town. The same day, I checked the prices for the same CDs on Amazon. One was cheaper, five were more expensive than at HMV.
[quote][p][bold]TheCaptain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Checkout[/bold] wrote: The town centre traffic management scheme is really helping High Street shopping then. Thank goodness for that.[/p][/quote]Or is just that on line is cheaper[/p][/quote]On line is actually dearer in many cases. For example, a year ago, I bought six CDs at HMV in town. The same day, I checked the prices for the same CDs on Amazon. One was cheaper, five were more expensive than at HMV. Boris

4:38am Tue 3 Dec 13

Taj says...

I no longer shop in town ,the new road system ,poor public transport and the general lack of customer care in the majority of shops.
I also avoid all shopping beyond North Station because of the horrendous congestion situation at the ASDA /North Station being made worse by even more development
I no longer shop in town ,the new road system ,poor public transport and the general lack of customer care in the majority of shops. I also avoid all shopping beyond North Station because of the horrendous congestion situation at the ASDA /North Station being made worse by even more development Taj

12:52am Thu 5 Dec 13

Simon Taylor says...

Interesting that two of the other towns in the top 4 are noted for their independent shops: the "lanes" of Brighton and Norwich. Is their a connection?
On the other hand, my biggest sale on Monday was to Madrid...
Interesting that two of the other towns in the top 4 are noted for their independent shops: the "lanes" of Brighton and Norwich. Is their a connection? On the other hand, my biggest sale on Monday was to Madrid... Simon Taylor

12:54am Thu 5 Dec 13

Simon Taylor says...

Is there a connection? (Shame on me!)
Is there a connection? (Shame on me!) Simon Taylor

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