Wednesday, August 17

Nearly two-thirds of MoneySavers do most of their shopping online, new MSE poll finds

Our latest poll, which surveyed 4,702 people, ran between 31 August and 7 September 2021 and asked respondents to tell us how much of their shopping they do online, in the shops or if there is a mix of both. While not a representative sample of the UK population, the poll offers a snapshot of where people shop as Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease and life for many slowly returns to’normal’.

Responses vary by age and gender, but 49% of those aged 25 to 34 do most of their shopping online, for example, compared to 17% who do most in store (the rest do roughly half their shopping in store and half online). Meanwhile, 57% of over 80s do most of their shopping online compared to 38% who do most in store (and the rest who do half and half). The 10 tables below detail the overall findings, plus the findings by age and gender.

If you’re looking for discounts when shopping online, check out our Cheap Online Shopping guide for tips and tricks on how to save money and read our Haggle on the High Street guide.