(PRWEB UK) 25 February 2013
With the popularity of online shopping reaching historic levels, high ranking Australian coupon website, ilovecoupons, said a number of local online retailers were benefitting from a rapid increase in demand.
Operating exclusively online, Australian retailers Kogan, Deals Direct, SurfStitch and online fashion store Boohoo, all experienced a boom in sales directly related to the rise in online shopping and the constant availability of discounts coupons, according to Louie Van Essen, Managing Director of ilovecoupons.
“Australians are now embracing online shopping as a regular part of everyday life,” Mr Van Essen said.
“The popularity of e-retailers Kogan, Deals Direct, SurfStitch and Boohoo is gaining rapidly alongside increasing demand for fashion and general retail coupons that can be sourced online.
“From our website, internet shoppers can access coupons for individual products – such as $10 off a Stand Mixer with our Kogan coupon; or site-wide coupons like 15% the entire range at SurfStitch using a SurfStitch coupon; or free shipping on hundreds of items with a Deals Direct coupon.
“Online fashion retailer Boohoo posts a high number of coupons that are available for limited times, with huge savings for special discount events. For example, one Boohoo coupon up now at ilovecoupons entitles customers to 75% off women’s and men’s clothing.
“These top online retailers are always offering new, unbeatable coupons for free, which is arguably why they are experiencing higher growth in demand than conventional bricks-and-mortar shops.
“While traditional retailers are focusing more on improving their online efforts, they cannot compete with the kind of savings available all year round with coupons from dedicated online retailers.
ilovecoupons CEO Dominic Gluchowski said more people were searching for and using online coupons as the popularity of online shopping increased.
“As online sales grow to make up a higher percentage of overall retail spending, e-retailers are able to offer more coupons that deliver even greater savings to customers,” Mr Gluchowski said.
“Last year, ilovecoupons’ year-on-year sales increased by 30%, reflecting the movement towards online shopping, combined with the increasing awareness of online coupons.
“With respected Australian e-retailers offering more discount coupons through ilovecoupons, we
expect to see online retail sales continue in an upwards trend unlike the beleaguered bricks-and-mortar sector.”