A recent survey has found that post Brexit UK shoppers are buying more UK made products. So if you want a UK made paper or plastic bag maker Burgass Bags are way ahead. Reliable, competitive and flexible – what more could you want?
On behalf of PayPal, Ipsos MORI interviewed a representative quota sample of 800 adults (aged 18-74) who use an internet-enabled device across the UK (England, Scotland,Wales, Northern Island).
Perhaps one of the most interesting insights asks consumers to predict how their own online shopping habits will change in the next 12 months.
More than half of consumers (54%) predict that their future shopping habits will remain the same. Once we look at those who predict their online spending will increase (26%) and those who believe it will decrease (only 7%), it’s interesting to see why they thought this.
The number two reason for both groups was that they planned to save more money.
Where are Britons spending their money?
About 33% of Britons shopped cross-border in 2016, down from 36% in 2015. Could this be a result of Brexit campaigning (Buy British) and the referendum’s aftermath (i.e. the sterling dropping in value)?
Interestingly, it seems like those who do shop cross-border, don’t spend much abroad. Of those 33% who shop from international websites, 57% of them say that less than 10% of their total online spending goes to those shops.
With Brexit underway, it will be interesting to see how these numbers change. Will the trend of buying British continue or will shoppers buy from the EU while they still can?
British shoppers were asked to predict where they would shop online (domestic vs cross-border). The vast majority of respondents predicted no huge changes.
However, when asked about buying from online stores in the UK, 13% said they would shop a little more and 10% said they would shop a lot more.
When asked about shopping from shops in other countries only 7% said they would shop a little more and 3% said they would shop a lot more.
Perhaps Brexit is indeed having an effect on British shopper’s perspectives as they buy more British mde products.
This post was written by Lucy Larkman