Shopping habits of consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

This statistic shows the share of consumers agreeing with statements regarding their habits while shopping, according to a survey conducted with UK consumers in 2016. Of respondents, over 81 percent stated that they look at products in stores but subsequently go online to find the best price, and nearly 52 percent tended to use the same retailers on a regular basis.
The most popular day for browsing online and doing shopping is shown to be Sunday, where as the least popular day is Friday. The internet is not the only way people shop, as people still visit their local high street about the same amount as they did the previous year.
With regards to researching of products, people who want to buy electrical items do so over 50 percent of the time via online shops. This number is significantly less for people who shop for clothes, where only 30 percent of people do their research online prior to in-store shopping.

Different shopping habits of consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

Share of consumers agreeing
I look at products in stores and then go online to find the best price81.2%
I tend to use the same retailers on a regular basis51.8%
I often buy from foreign retailers51.8%
I regularly change the retailers I use44.3%
There are certain retailers I opt not to use because I don’t like the corporate culture44.3%
I shop around to find the best prices34.7%
I will go to wherever has bargains on offer26.7%
I use retailers that are close and convenient regardless of brand23%
I do a lot of research before buying something23%
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Sources

Release date

February 2016

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 2016

Number of respondents

2,512 respondents

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