Christmas Shopping

Online Christmas Shopping Is Where It’s At, Apparently!

It seems as though many of you are keen to avoid the hordes of Christmas shoppers out in their droves this year and will be choosing to buy Christmas gifts online instead.

Apparently,  two-thirds of you are intending to buy at least half of all your gifts on the internet this year, with just four per cent saying that they have no intention of buying anything online when it comes to Christmas shopping.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, those who live in rural communities are the ones most likely to head to the web to shop, with 91 per cent logging on regularly in order to shop till they drop.

What you do need to be aware of when buying online is your rights, however – earlier in 2015, new distance selling rules were brought in so as to protect people from any hidden costs and late delivery charges. The national charity found that three out of four people aren’t aware that they can cancel an online order or return their purchases within 14 days to get a full refund.

“Planning ahead now will make sure that your Christmas delivers. Late deliveries, faulty presents and unmanageable costs risk putting a dampener on the festive season. Make sure that you know your rights and have your budget in order before you part with your hard-earned cash,” Gillian Guy, chief executive with Citizens Advice, remarked.

Shopping online can be super convenient, particularly at this time of year when heading out to the shops along with thousands of other people can seem quite daunting, but just be careful and make sure you’re choosing to spend with a reputable company.

As it’s Black Friday tomorrow, please have a look at great selection of unique handmade gifts in Your Crafts Fair store.

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