Media Release: High hopes for post-Christmas sales, say cheap international calls provider, Firstnumber


WITH Christmas day less than two week away, it’s a very important time for all retailers and eCommerce companies. With expectations high despite previous news of the high street suffering, it will be great news for everyone to hear that Christmas activity has only just peaked.

During the 5th of December, Experian Hitwise were confident that pre-Christmas online shopping activity was set to reach 85 million visits for retail websites in the UK; the figures monitored turned out to be 84.6 million visits. What’s more, Experian Hitwise also predicts there will be 2.1 billions visits to retail websites throughout December by the UK population alone. This equates to an average of 8 hours and 45 minutes per person throughout December.

A spokesperson from cheap international calls provider, Firstnumber stated:

“With the current economic state it’s encouraging to see pre-Christmas activity as impressive as it is. The figures are a great sign for all retailers, whether online or on the high street.

“It was clear the events of Cyber Monday on the 5th December made a massive impact, with an 18 per cent increase over last year’s visits. UK consumers definitely made the most out the amazing offers that were available to them, and of which there are no doubt more to come.”

With Christmas of 2011 set to be a record breaker for online retailers and for retail in general, Experian Hitwise also believe that boxing day will offer another opportunity for retailers to expect more online traffic, both from users hoping to identify the stores offering the best offers, and to take advantage of further discounted products.

About Firstnumber:

Firstnumber offer cheap international calls from anywhere in the UK and allow everyone to make cheap calls to loved ones abroad throughout the Christmas period. Possible from any landline or mobile phone. Therefore, don’t let the cost of calling be a worry but how long you’ll have to catch up.

Don’t forget that Firstnumber have cheap call rates to over 500 countries all available from your very own home. So don’t miss out and get cheap calls to South Africa, Australia, USA and many more today.

Contact Details:
First Number / WaveCrest, 1st Floor,
Bishopsgate Court,
4-12 Norton Folgate,
E1 6DB

Enquiries: 0870 801 7800

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