Parents shop online to save time

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Online shopping saves money

Online shopping saves moneyTime and money are precious commodities, so it’s hardly surprising that many parents are looking to save both by shopping online. Modern life is busy and hectic – what with work, cooking, taking the kids to school and other commitments all eating into our daily schedules.

Amid all this, more and more people are looking to online shopping, according to the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. The index showed that last month online sales were up 15% compared to the same time last year, with a growing number of us attracted to the speed and convenience of shopping via our laptop or computer.

But what is that people are purchasing online? Well, clothing and bits and bobs for the garden and home all sold well, according to the index.

With buying the kids’ school shirts via the internet much easier and less time-consuming than a trip into town, it’s not surprising that clothing sales rose 21% compared to last year.

Used correctly, the web could help you save a small fortune. However, many of us are still concerned about the security and reliability of online purchasing. Check out these top tips on shopping online.