CollectPlus – UK shoppers spend £4.3bn on summer clothes

Online delivery and collection company company CollectPlus has done research that suggests that UK online shoppers are set to spend more than £4.3bn on their holiday wardrobes this summer.

On average people are planning to spend £185 per person on their holiday wardrobes this year. One in ten of them plan on buying a whole new wardrobe of clothing.

More than half of the people it surveyed (58%) shop online while 35% admitted that is where they expect to get better deals. 35% shop online as they find it easier to have their shopping delivered to their homes, rather than flogging down to the shops to get their goods.

Of the shoppers interested in clothing, 77% admit that they will not wear all the items that they have bought. 8% however return their unworn shopping to the companies that they bought them from. Of those who do return them, 45% return them to a store, while 18% via online returns and 17% via an online returns service such as Doddle or CollectPlus.

Catherine Wolfe, marketing director at CollectPlus said, “With today’s busy lives it’s no wonder that so many people are shopping online for their perfect summer wardrobe. With more and more people struggling to find the time to get to the shops many online retailers are designing tools to help make holiday shopping easier; the Very Holiday Shop for example, allows shoppers to find all the items they need for their holiday wardrobe in one place.

“By offering CollectPlus as a delivery option, retailers are also allowing shoppers to collect purchases at a time and place that suits them – perfect for the 13% who said that picking up items from their local convenience store makes shopping for their summer holiday much easier.”

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