17 Oct 2019
Insight: Brits wasting over half a billion pounds every year online on unwanted goods – Gekko
New report reveals ‘click and regret’ Brits are wasting £641m online on unwanted and unreturned goods every year
70% of UK adults regularly regret buying items online
27% (equating to 12.4m people) confess to failing to return unwanted good
A new report – Click and Regret- from marketing agency Gekko has revealed the shocking waste now involved with online shopping. According to the survey, £641m is the astonishing figure consumers are wasting online every year buying goods they don’t want and failing to return them.
The survey of 2,000 UK adults conducted by One Poll on behalf of Gekko reveals that 27% of respondents (equating to 12.4m UK adults) order goods online they regret buying but fail to return. The average amount wasted every year is £51.90 per person equating to £641m overall.* Nearly a third of UK adults 31% also confess to being lured into buying items they don’t want or need and 70% regularly regret buying things online so send them back.
Despite people seemingly unable to resist the temptation of spending money online, nearly half felt that the ease of shopping online fuels extensive shopping habits and 43% said they also spend more money online than they originally intended.
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