During last year's run up to Christmas, online sales accounted for almost one quarter of Christmas spending, equating to £18.5billion - an increase of approximately £2billion from the same period in 2014.
As online Christmas shopping gets underway, Juice Recruitment is bracing itself for the increase in demand for temporary staff.
With the continuous expansion and success of the online market, online retailers are feeling the pressure to fill positions, Bath Echo reports.
Emma Summers, Managing Director of Juice Recruitment, comments: “The online market is continuing to expand and we work with various clients who need to ensure that they are fulfilling their customers’ orders quickly and accurately on the run up to Christmas.”
It is estimated that 27% of retail sales now take place online, and in 2016 a further 11% growth is predicted, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The ONS reports the average weekly spending online in September 2016 was £930 million – an increase of 22% compared with September 2015.
“At Juice we have seen the demand for reliable temps in the run up to the festive season increase year on year as people become more familiar with, and more confident in online retailers,” Summers continues.
“Generally speaking, such companies start planning for the Christmas rush throughout September and October. We have been extremely busy helping to source temporary workers over recent weeks to allow our clients to continue with the main focus of their businesses – fulfilling customer orders.”