Boxing Day was the busiest UK online shopping day in history.

Once Christmas was about spending time with your family and overindulging on foods and drinks, however in recent years, especially the year of 2012, data shows that families may prefer in indulge in a little retail therapy.

As predicated by many Boxing Day was the day to set a new British record for the number of shoppers who went online. While thousands of shoppers queued outside stores up and down the country to be ahead of their rival bargain hunters, millions more made similar or cheaper purchases in the comfort of their own home.

Paying around 113 million visits to online retailers, on the 25th of December Britons spent 14 million hours trawling websites making this the biggest UK day for internet shopping, and figures show that Christmas Eve shopping percentage had increased by 86% compared to last year, and Christmas day saw a 71% increase. While Boxing Day may have fell short of expectations, online shopping was and is still set to be up on last year by around 30%.

Figures have shown that six out of ten British adults use the internet to buy products such as food, clothing, music or holidays. This is twice the amount of many other countries such as the US, Germany, Australia and France.

So there you have it the busiest Boxing Day online shopping has ever seen. If you would like the save a little time and money, or you just need a little more time to cure the Boxing Day hangover, online shopping might be the answer to your prayers.

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