By Katherine Clarkson
Online US consumers say the recession is causing them to shop online to avoid impulse buys and shopping for deals that have hidden costs.
The same principle applies to tyres-buying motorists who don’t want to be sold extra items, like shock absorbers, or get stung with hidden costs, such as fitting the tyres, according to etyres, the UK’s leading online tyre retailer.
The US survey claims that more than half (53%) of online Americans say the recession is causing them to spend more time on the internet, where they are increasingly researching purchases to suppress impulse buying and shopping for deals that do not include shipping or sales tax.
According to the latest Consumer Behaviour Report from PriceGrabber.com, in terms of the allocation of increased time spent online, the largest percentage (40%) of consumers say they are spending more time comparing prices.
The research also noted that the majority of consumers are less concerned about cutting back and more focused on spending smarter.
Etyres offers a convenient mobile tyre fitting service and because it does not have expensive tyre depots to maintain it keeps its overheads low. The savings are therefore passed on to customers in the form of cheaper prices for premium brand tyres – often up to 40 per cent lower than the leading high street tyre depots.