MSE Poll: How much of your shopping is now online?

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Poll started 3 July 2018
Since the turn of the year over 7,000 jobs have been lost following high street shop closures, and more are under threat as many switch to online shopping.

So how many of you still shop in stores versus on line? (Count click and collect as online shopping).

Please select one option is CLOSEST to your view, EXCLUDING GROCERIES AND BIG ONE OFFS (like cars or holidays).
Did you vote? Are you surprised at the results so far? Have your say below. To see the results from last time, click here.

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Thanks! :)


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  • aj23_2aj23_2 Forumite
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    7,000 jobs lost because of people not going out to shops. Such a shame.
  • ConsumeristConsumerist Forumite
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    We never shop online for foodstuff so our profile by value is skewed towards in-store buying.

    But when it comes to tech, household appliances and the like it's almost exclusively online. We use Amazon and ebay quite a lot.
    >:)Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • We never shop online for foodstuff so our profile by value is skewed towards in-store buying.

    But when it comes to tech, household appliances and the like it's almost exclusively online. We use Amazon and ebay quite a lot.

    That's why it says in capital letters ;) :
    Please select one option CLOSEST to your view, EXCLUDING GROCERIES AND BIG ONE-OFFS (such as cars or holidays).
  • aj23 wrote: »
    7,000 jobs lost because of people not going out to shops. Such a shame.

    But don't forget many jobs have been created linked to online shopping and delivery as it has grown over the years.
  • Has anyone else noticed that no shops stock clothes for larger ladies anymore?

    There is nothing over a size 20 in any shop in any high street.


    Why on earth this has happened I don't know but it's wrong.


    The only store locally to me that used to stock larger clothes was Bonmarche as they stocked the Ann Harvey range but now that's been stopped as well, so I've no where to buy clothes out at all and every town I go to is exactly the same now.


    Are shops deliberately stopping large clothes from being stocked as they don't want fat people in their stores?! That is wrong and I'm surprised nothing is being said about this at all, nothing on TV, nothing in the media - why not?
  • indesisivindesisiv Forumite
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    Has anyone else noticed that no shops stock clothes for larger ladies anymore?

    There is nothing over a size 20 in any shop in any high street.


    Why on earth this has happened I don't know but it's wrong.

    I suspect it is because the shops stock the most common / popular sizes. Size 20 isn't exactly the most popular size as despite the fact that in this country people are getting larger and larger the most popular sizes are 14/16. Give it time (if there are still shops in a few years) as that has gone up in the last few years as most shops used to stock 10/12 as standard.
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  • Over 80% online for me, although I have included stuff I order online but collect in store in that list.

    I think the only items with a value of more than about £30 I've bought wholely offline in the past year is IKEA furniture, and that's primarily down to a combination of high delivery charges and their website being dire.
  • EzorqsEzorqs Forumite
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    My situation is weird. I *used* to have things delivered all the time...when I was on benefits. However, now that I'm working (and have been for some time), my "ordering" has gone straight down the pan and I just go to the shop because it's more convenient.

    If it won't fit through the letter box in general, I'll pick it up myself.
  • Let's not forget all those jobs which have been "lost" because of other declining industries. Would MSE like to spare a thought for all the lamp lighters jobs that went because the evil local authorities chose to install electric street lighting; or what about all the typesetters jobs which have gone because of the move to new technologies; or perhaps all the blacksmiths jobs that have gone because people are selfishly no longer using horse and cart as a principle means of transport!

    Once again, MSE demonstrates its tabloid and uncritical "news" reporting. Like so much else that gets published, it shows a marked lack of understanding about economics.
  • online for eye drops/gel in bulk and usually most xmas pressies
    i prefer to shop weekly so I can check dates with little sherlock thingy xx
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