Despite the current economic conditions, online spending in Australia is set to increase by 12 per cent in 2009. Research recently conducted by Celsius Research, on behalf of Shopping.com, found that Australian shoppers spent an average of $1097 buying products online in 2008, with the forecast for 2009 set to defy the offline recessionary trends.
Shopping.com managing director, Robert Tomkinson, said in these hard economic times there is no doubt everyone is trying to find a bargain and when it comes to shopping, buying online is your best option for saving both time and money.
“Why go to multiple websites, or deal with the hassles associated with retail stores, when you can go to Shopping.com to research products, read consumer reviews, and compare prices from Australia’s best online stores, all in one place?
“Shopping.com has one million products, from 500 retailers spanning across 300 categories ranging from consumer electronics to clothing and jewellery. Consumers are able to find exactly what they are looking for while saving time and money.”
The Celsius Research showed 54 per cent of those surveyed value the ease of their shopping experience on their chosen site, followed closely by price. Comparison shopping sites do the hard work for you and make your shopping experience more efficient and enjoyable.
Adding to the range of shopping tools and content, Shopping.com has just launched consumer reviews in Australia. Reviews help consumers make an educated decision about their purchase. They enable any consumer to express their opinion, and to access honest feedback from other shoppers so they can feel 100 per cent confident with their decision.