More than half of Brits have cut impulse buying because of the economic climate, but one in seven admit to regretting drunken online purchasesReported by PRWeb on Thursday, 21 June 2012 (on June 21, 2012)
New social sharing site launches.
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 21 June 2012
A new study has revealed that even though the majority of Brits are scaling back on their impulse buys, one in seven of us have shopped online after a drink or two and regretted it in the past year.
These findings coincide with news that Britain is officially back in recession – forcing millions up and down the country to tighten their purse strings. But it would seem even the best intentions can go awry should you browse online after a tipple.
Although one in seven admitted they regretted their drunken splurges - spare a thought for the unlucky one per cent of respondents who ended up being stung for £500 or more while shopping under the influence.
The YouGov study, which was commissioned on behalf of social sharing website Have You Seen, aims to highlight more cost effective ways to shop online – including earning money by recommending products you like to your online network of friends and family.
Dan Pearce, director of Have You Seen, comments: “It’s not surprising to see that a large number of shoppers have quit or reduced buying on impulse – a knock on effect of the recession. But online shopping need not hurt your wallet.
“Using platforms like Have You Seen allows you to shop online while still earning money. You even have the option to share any commission you make with your friends or family. Shoppers can also benefit from the recommendations of others – which should help avoid any bad impulse buys before reaching the online tills.”
Have You Seen allows anyone with an online presence - be it email, Facebook, Twitter or Google+ - to share a product or service they like and would recommend to their network of friends and followers.
If the recommendation leads to a purchase, commission is earned and can be shared between both parties. It now means anyone with an email address can share in the rewards when recommending things they like. The Have You Seen research revealed that 45 per cent of Brits online already recommend products or services online via email or social media, proving that this is something that is already part of everyday life.
Watch the ‘how it works video’ at Have You Seen. For more information, see here.
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2103 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 13th - 16th April 2012. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+).
About Have You Seen:
We are always recommending products to our friends, family and colleagues through social and digital media. It comes naturally to us. Have You Seen is the first social sharing site of its kind that allows its members to earn money from sharing products and deals they have found with their social contacts, whether via email or social networks. The service allows users to simply sign up with an email address and get sharing with their social network and email contacts straightaway. Users then earn a commission if someone buys a product or service they have recommended. They also have the choice of sharing or passing on all of the commission to friends and family, thereby encouraging the concept of ‘social sharing’. This new approach to affiliate marketing marks an evolutionary shift, making a significant earning potential accessible to the masses. Nearly 2,000 retailers are already affiliated with the service.
Traffic Junction is one of the largest affiliate marketing publishers and a trend-setter in performance-based marketing solutions. It was recognised as one of the Top 30 companies in the UK in The Sunday Times Tech Track 2010.
Cosmic Media Group is an investor and incubator for start-up companies, predominantly working in online and mobile. It is the umbrella company for the following brands: Traffic Junction, Quotation Junction, Webdevs and Touch Panel Control.
For more information:
Louise Mapp / Lauren Wood
0118 909 0909
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