Buy Stuff Without
Having To Leave Your
The Success of Online Shopping
Britain is Europe’s NUMBER ONE
Online Shopping Nation.
By August 2008 Britain was spending a
total of £ 4.6 billion per year.
The equivalent of £79 per person.
Even though the economy slowed in 2008,
online sales still rose by 11.3%.
Reasons For Its Success
More homes have the internet and it is
now really fast.
You can shop at home, even when
there’s bad weather.
Even big high street stores now have
Online Airline Sales
This airline was started
in order to allow people
to fly more cheaply.
They sold tickets directly
to customers, saving the
fee that would go to a
The internet made their
sales really take off.
Photo courtesy of easyjet
The company’s first
online sales were made Year Passenger
in 1998. See how the
immediately went up! 1996 420,000
Now about 95% of its
sales are over the
internet. 2002 11,400,000
By March 2008 they
were making almost
£9 million per year.
Buying books, electrical goods and DVDs
have really taken off online. Particularly at
Christmas, as people avoid the shops.
December 2007 – at times during its
busiest month, amazon.co.uk received 11
orders per second… that’s one delivery
truck leaving their head quarters every 7