Nine million Brits predicted to visit eBay in 24 hours on 27th November
Festive shopping heats up with eight days of deals launching Mon 23rd Nov until Cyber Monday (Mon 30th Nov)
New offers go live every morning at 8:00AM GMT
2015’s busiest shopping period will also see 8.5 million Brits visit the online marketplace on ‘Super Sunday’ (29th Nov)
New research from eBay reveals how Brits will choose to shop and gift insights this Christmas
11 NOVEMBER 2015, LONDON, 8:30AM – eBay has predicted that nine million Brits will visit its UK site on Black Friday 2015 (27th November).
In its milestone 20th year, eBay estimates that a staggering 25 items will be purchased each second through the marketplace on Black Friday in the UK. Two thirds of busy Brits will also enjoy Black Friday deals from the commute to couch, as they shop via mobile device.
Customers will be able to take advantage of a wide selection of deals running for eight consecutive days, from Monday 23rd November to Monday 30th November, with new offers revealed at 8.00AM GMT each day.
Research from eBay has also revealed insight into the way Brits will shop this holiday season*:
Across the nation, Brits are planning on spending more on gifts for their children than anyone else this December 25th, with partners coming in second and parents third
When it comes to ‘shop-spiration’ most Brits are bedding down, admitting their bed is the perfect place to dream up their Christmas shopping lists. Mobile shoppers also revealed that they would most likely purchase from the comfort of their living room sofa!
The average shopper will part with a total of £208.94 in gifts, with women acknowledging that they spend more than their male counterparts. 78% of the fairer sex also admitted to leading the Christmas shopping for their household this year. In fact, nearly half of women surveyed (45%) anonymously confessed to keeping a gift they had originally purchased for someone else!
There’s also a regional split on Christmas spend. London residents will spend the least on presents (£181.22) in comparison to major regional cities. Liverpudlians are set to spend more on festive goodies than any other city in the UK - an average of £239.30 in 2015
For more information on Black Friday 2015 please contact Exposure (on behalf of eBay) on: firstname.lastname@example.org // 0207 907 7130
Notes to Editors:
* This study was conducted in Great Britain via TNS Ncompass, an Internet omnibus survey. A sample of 2,471 British Adults aged 16-64 were interviewed. Interviewing was conducted by online self-completion from 17th - 28th September 2015. The sample has been weighted to represent the adult (16-64) population of GB.
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