Recent Office of National Statistics figures show that 12% of all UK retail sales are now made online - and according to Creation, a leading provider of retail finance, affinity credit cards and loyalty, the figure shows how consumer trends for shopping online have grown in recent years.
With the convenience and flexibility of shopping from home 24/7, the UK is becoming a nation of online shoppers who enjoy researching products and reading reviews by fellow consumers.
With forty years experience of providing great benefits, value and service to more than four million customers, Creation offers affinity credit cards and retail finance to customers of nationally recognised partners including Flybe, Marriott, Dell, Dixons Retail, Sony, Sharps, SCS and DFS.
Lisa Simcox, Marketing Director at Creation, said: “Creation is the name behind many major e-retailers when it comes to finance solutions and with so many major retail partners we are well placed to talk about the rise in online sales. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of market trends, developing innovative systems that streamline the whole online shopping experience for both customers and retailers. "According to the ONS, online sales now account for 12% of all UK retailing (up from 9% last year) and this is because it is more safe, secure and convenient than ever before for consumers to shop online.
"Innovative finance solutions mean even the biggest ticket items can be bought safely and without hassle from the comfort of your own home. I expect the trend to continue and we will continue to work with our retail partners to give consumers the best possible online shopping experience."
Creation is part of LaSer UK and comprises of Creation Financial Services Ltd, Creation Consumer Finance Ltd and Sygma Bank UK.
All information is correct at the time of writing