livingsocial46_460A research conducted by LivingSocial, reveals that British and Irish shoppers are not losing the urge to shop, but they have simply found a new way to do it.

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Jason is one of the staggering 93% of people that now opt to shop online because it is more time and cost effective and a further 89% prefer this option because it allows them to discover and try a more diverse range of experiences, services and products therefore helping to reconnect customers with local businesses.

Previous research by LivingSocial found that 9 in 10 of us admit to feeling a rush when they find a bargain on a major purchase. Conversely, Over 73% of shoppers in UK and Ireland feel a little left out when we miss out on a great deal, which explains why 1 in 5 of us scout daily deal sites twice or more a day, showing a genuine trend in consumer behaviour.

Two thirds of shoppers claim their shopping habits have evolved with technology, with 4 in 10 people now putting more stock in online product reviews than more traditional influences, like celebrities, advertising and family members.

The research results also showed that a mere 16% of Brits and Irish shoppers stick steadfastly to their preferred brands when shopping online and surprisingly only 7% have a clear idea of what they want to purchase before actually logging on to the Internet.

LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city. With unique and diverse offerings each day, they inspire members to discover everything from weekend excursions to one-of-a kind events and experiences to exclusive gourmet dinners and luxury spa days to family aquarium outings, skydiving experiences and much more.
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