E-tailing Not as Green as Hoped

It turns out 80% of online shopping still results in a tripto view items in stores or even to spend that time saved in the malls on more pleasant travel

According to latest figures from IMRG, e-retail spending in the UK now amounts to £46.6bn (17.5 per cent of total retail shopping) – and online shopping is still increasing at a dizzying rate. In September 2008, online retail sales in the UK were up 14.8 per cent year-on-year, and up 9.9 per cent on the previous month. Fifty-four per cent of all shoppers shop online, projected to rise to 68 per cent by the year 2011.

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