Up to four million net users in the UK will do some or all of their Christmas shopping online this year, according to a survey.
Research carried out by American Express shows that 37 per cent of internet users will shop online for gifts this festive season. Most will be in the 25 - 34 age group who are increasingly confident about security for credit card purchasing online.
Although most of the gifts will be books and toys, some respondents to the survey said they would be looking for the convenience of getting Christmas delivered online - right down to the Christmas tree.
It is forecast that UK users could spend as much as £3 billion online this Christmas.
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