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Top 10 Easter Bank Holiday Weekend Shopping Hotspots

By Chris Dawson April 9, 2018 - 11:27 am

Royal Mail have revealed the top ten areas where shoppers made the most online purchases over the Easter bank holiday weekend this year. Residents in Welsh town Llandrindod Wells top the Shopping Hotspots list of the UK’s bank holiday shoppers for the second year in a row.

Top 10 UK Easter shopping hotspots 2018
1) Llandrindod Wells
2) Truro
3) East London
4) Galashiels
5) Kirkwall
6) Plymouth
7) Lincoln
8) Lerwick, Shetland
9) Exeter
10) Carlisle

 
In the run up, a quarter (25%) of SME retailers expected to see an increase in sales activity over the Easter bank holiday weekend. Easter is increasingly establishing itself as one of the major shopping events of the year.

“Easter is becoming a key shopping date in the ecommerce calendar. We’ve looked at parcel delivery data across our huge network of delivery offices and it has revealed Llandrindod Wells as the UK’s Easter bank holiday online shopping hotspot.”
– Spokesperson from Royal Mail Parcels

The top ten online shopping hotspots are based on analysis of parcels accepted into the Royal Mail network between 30th March and 2nd April. Items were accepted from online retailers and ecommerce businesses for delivery via the Royal Mail Tracked 24 and Royal Mail Tracked 48 services.

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