Online shopping in Australia, as expected, is getting bigger and bigger. In fact, figures released today show that online sales in Australia has risen 23 percent year on year up to September. This figure is based on National Australia Bank’s monthly online retail index which is based on the bank’s transaction which are not cash related.
The NAB has said that the grown has picked up over the third quarter and continues to outperform the bricks and mortar stores.
Sales in brick and mortar stores are up 4 percent over the previous year.
In terms of percentage wise, online shopping makes up for 5.5 percent of retail sales as a whole. This figure excludes sales made at cafes, restaurants and other food outlets. 5.5 percent is still a relatively low figure compared to some other countries however it is expected to grow.
Some online stores such as Crazy Sales are big players in this market. Crazy Sales often offer a CrazySales coupon to entice shoppers to their store.