A THIRD of shoppers say they will switch some or all of their online purchases for Christmas from UK retailers to Irish stores if Brexit comes to pass on 31 October.That’s according to a survey of 1,000 people by Amárach Research on consumers’ post-Brexit online shopping behaviour.The research also found that 44% would reduce the number of items they order online for themselves from UK websites if Britain leaves the EU at the end of next month.Responding to the data, Retail Ireland director Thomas Burke said there is a “huge opportunity” for established businesses in Ireland to steal revenue from overseas rivals, with British retailers accounting for an estimated 75% of online purchases. – Amárach Research on consumers’ post-Brexit online shopping behaviour.
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