Hot weather and the Royal Wedding boosts online sales, figures reveal

Just spotted on the New Media Age website; online sales have risen 19% and a whopping £31.5billion has been spent in the first part of this year. This is great news for UK’s charities, as it means that the more consumers doing their shopping on the internet, the more we can raise for our favourite charities and causes through Give as you Live.

In June, the UK spent £5.3billion online, which is equivalent of £86 per person. This demonstrates that online shopping is big business and it’s increasing year-on-year. Reasons for the growth includes the hot weather in April causing people to re-fill their wardrobes and the Royal Wedding encouraging people to have a drink or two.

With such huge amount of spend online, it is important that this money is not being wasted but instead redirected to charities. Give as you Live provides a huge revenue opportunity, with the potential to raise £1.25billion for charities this year. This money is achieved just by re-directing a portion of the online spend, rather than anyone giving extra donations. If online shopping continues to explode, even more money will be available, and we want the UK’s charities to have a piece of it.