Drunken British were the main customers of online shops

Drunken British were the main customers of online shops43 per cent of Brits make purchases on the Internet under the influence. This is evidenced by the results of the survey of Kelkoo, which results in The Daily Telegraph.

A quarter of respondents admitted that they engaged in online shopping just because we made the alcohol, and the fifth part of the "drunken customers" can not remember the next day what they ordered in the online shop.

The researchers point out that more often intoxicated people buy clothes and shoes, as well as video games, movies and books. One of the respondents admitted that he bought the boat drunk.

According to Kelkoo, often "drunk purchase" are made with up to 23 o'clock at night. As pointed out by The New York Times in an article on this phenomenon, the peak shopping on eBay to the period from 18:30 to 22:30 local time. The representative of the online store confirmed the publication that this is the merit of the "drunken shopping."

According to the system ChannelAdvisor, which provides a platform for online trading hundreds of resources, the peak purchases accounted for 20 hours, with an increasing proportion of more recent purchases made from 21 o'clock until midnight.

The publication cites a psychiatrist, according to which the online shopping while drunk could be devastating. Unlike "real" shopping, drunk internet user may not feel that he had bought too much and it needs to stop.

The problem of "drunken shopping" is not unique to the Web. In July 2011 the New York pet shop, located near bars, banned the sale of puppies drunk patrons. According to shop owners, people make purchases lightly.

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