Gas prices to push online shopping

Nov 22, 2005

Gas prices are expected to accelerate online pre-Christmas shopping, according to a survey by CallingID.

Twenty percent of pre-Christmas shoppers will prefer online shopping due to rising gas prices, but a large percentage expressed security concerns, CallingID reported Tuesday. CallingID provides Internet safety solutions for Web applications such as e-commerce and e-banking.

Fifty percent of the respondents said they would do more online shopping, and 43 percent would use online banking more frequently, if they knew that the Internet was safer. Forty-six percent know at least one person who was a victim of identity theft.

"The survey clearly indicates that online shopping and online banking could be much more popular among consumers," said Yoram Nissenboim, CallingID CEO. "The fear of Internet fraud is holding back this potential and CallingID prevents it and encourages consumers to increase their online shopping and banking."

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jake75
not rated yet Jun 22, 2008
Interesting to see how this continues to apply today - especially as gas prices breach $4 and are expected to head higher. A recent iCongo and Harris Interactive survey of 2,000 adults in April showed that 33% of consumers in the US plan to shop more online because of higher gas prices. If you're looking to save a little more, remember than many sites offer free shipping offers. Here's a list if you're shopping for clothing or apparel: www.wearit.com/co...reeship.