Currys and PC World have reported making 5 percent more in sales in November and December 2013 compared to the previous year.
In fact, Tweet this! the stores ranked up £100,000 worth of device sales per minute with their Boxing Day sales. Apparently digital cameras and the latest television sets pulled customers in on Boxing Day, despite a slower couple of weeks in the run up to Christmas after the Black Friday weekend.
Experts say that this number of sales running through the till is pretty impressive when you consider competition from huge online marketplaces such as Amazon, as well as the current state of the economy. Although the closing down of Comet has obviously reduced their in-store competition a bit.
Reports show that Argos also saw a rise in sales too, by 3.8 percent, with the internet making up for half of its sales. According to stats, 20 percent of these were smartphone sales – following a significant rise in the trend to give technology as presents last year. Chief executive of the retailer says that this just reinforces their hope to make Argos a “digital retail leader”.
Other technology which seemed to attract the crowds included new tablets – which hardly seems surprising when you consider the emergence of both high-end and more budget options for kids towards the end of last year – experts reckon that around 50 percent of all Brits actually own a tablet. Tesco’s Hudl was obviously a hit over Christmas too, with 400,000 units sold since its launch.
Kitchen gadgets, such as machines which produce coffee-shop like drinks, were also a big hits with both online and in-store technology firms.
Source: Crave. Image source: Daily Mail.
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