Online shopping increase during lockdown
Online shopping has increase by between 26 and 30 per cent on the Central Coast during lockdown, according to one online shopping site.
The increase was seen in shopping data for the lockdown period between June 26 to July 11 compared to figures from the previous two weeks, June 10 to 25.
An increase of 30 per cent at Gosford and of 26 per cent was seen at Wyong and Tuggerah.
The figures were "similar to trends seen during other lockdowns", according Ms Sophie Onikul of eBay Australia.
"Shoppers are updating work-from-home setups and revisiting much-loved hobbies, as they make the most of the additional downtime.
"This time we're also seeing a rise in collectors with Beanie Babies in high demand and others counting down the time with new watches."
Comparative figures for the Peninsula were not available.
However, a total of 151 items were purchase in the 2256 postcode area and 69 items were purchased in the 2256 postcode area.
Media release, 23 Jul 2021
Natasha Moate, Pulse