Survey Finds Nearly 90% of Consumers Have Not Finished Christmas Shopping

Posted on December 11, 2013

RetailMeNot LogoA new survey conducted by RetailMeNot and The Omnibus Company found that 87% of shoppers have not finished Christmas shopping. The survey also found (not surprisingly) that shoppers love free shipping. 27% say they will not purchase an item online without free shipping. Procrastinators will find free shipping offers become less and less available if they want their purchase delivered in time for Christmas.

Trae Bodge, senior editor of The Real Deal by RetailMeNot, said in a statement, "Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but the majority of shoppers still have gifts to purchase. Consumers who prefer to do last-minute shopping online should take advantage of Free Shipping Day offers if they want to avoid having to pay for expedited shipping charges and potentially go over their budgets."

Here are some other findings of the survey: The obvious solution to gleam from this information is to get your Christmas shopping done in the next few days before shipping costs start to rise. That is not always easy as this time of year always tends to be extra busy and you may not have wish lists yet from friends and family members.

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