There's been a big increase in visits to cyber shops this year according to research company AC Nielsen. Its NetRatings survey shows one -stop fashion shop, fashionnz takes the lead in visits with an increase of 9794 in October to 15,388 in November.
Flyingpig.co.nz also grew, climbing from 20,505 unique visitors in September
to 23,7999 in November.
Also helped by the Christmas spirit, greetings card site bluemountain.com saw New Zealand visitors climb from 29,731 in August to 39,822 in November. In the same period, egreetings.com visitors rose from 17,358 to 19,572.
ACNielsen's NetWatch for third quarter survey also found that 1,933,000 New Zealanders
now have access to the internet from any location. Of these, 13 percent, or 242,000, have made purchases online.
Top products they purchased were:
Books: 34 percent
Computer Software: 22 percent
Recorded music/CDs/videos: 18 percent
Travel Related Services: 14 percent
Clothing/ shoes: 9 percent
Computer Hardware: 8 percent
Other: 8 percent
Food/beverages: 4 percent
Household appliances: 4 percent
Flowers: 3 percent
Groceries: 2 percent
Toys: 2 percent