Online retailers will be 'depended upon' for Father's Day

19th June 2009

Many online retailers will see a major increase in orders for Father's Day due to the ease with which presents and cards can be delivered to them, it has been stated.

Claire Wood, the PR manager for Firebox.com, explained that shopping online for gifts takes a lot of hassle out of the situation and with e-retailers becoming so adept at matching customer needs, many are so reliable that people can wait until very late to do it.

Firebox.com, like many other websites, provides its users with a same day delivery service for people living within the M25, making it easy for people to buy in the morning and go back home to their present.

Ms Wood added: "This is very popular amongst those who leave it to the last minute when buying a gift - of which there are many in today's hectic society."

According to the most recent IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, UK shoppers are spending £10 more online per visit compared to a year ago, even though the recession has taken hold of the nation.

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