Housewives are splashing the cash online

It seems that housewives are increasingly using their credit cards to order goods via the internet.

A new study conducted by National Australia Bank has indicated that Aussie shoppers spent $11.1 billion online in the last 12 months, which was 15 per cent higher than the previous year.

The research also found that people aged between 30 and 40 accounted for the majority of the huge web spend.

Women were particularly prolific, especially when purchasing clothes. Although many high street retailers have bemoaned a lack of trade in recent months, it appears that online retailers are raking it in.

Auction website eBay proved to be very popular once again and spokesperson Sandy Culkoff told the Herald Sun that internet shopping is appealing because it is so easy.

"Women who are perhaps at home with their kids shop online because it's convenient – it means they can select different products and choose between prices without leaving home," she remarked.

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