Online shoppers looking to make a tidy saving might want to free up their Tuesday night, if a recent study is anything to go by.
According to US retailer reporting service SumAll, who examined 3,000 companies and half a billion transactions as part of its latest report, Tuesday is the best day of the week when it comes to finding a bargain online.
Two days into the working week, researchers found that an average saving of 4.81 per cent per purchase can be made. Thursday was a close second with an average discount of 4.80 per cent, but lazy Sundays at 3.37 per cent are one of the worst for a spree, according to dailymail.co.uk.
Saturday savings also paled in significance when compared with those from Tuesday, with a mere 3.84 per cent discount applied.
Still, these tricks of the trade might all be old news for some. Businessinsider.com reports that Brits are the world’s best bargain hunters, with an average discount of 5.51 per cent applied to their purchases. UK shoppers were closely followed by Americans, who saved 4.28 per cent.
Europeans placed third with 3.34 per cent, while Australians trailed the pack with 1.65 per cent.
Study results also showed that when it comes to shopping for Christmas presents, it’s best to strike early. November is when shoppers will commonly make the largest saving on their personalised gifts or must-have toys, courtesy of a 5.99 per cent saving.
True to form, the January sales period existed to some extent online thanks to a 4.95 per cent saving, followed by May at 4.50 per cent.