Currys & PC World expect tablet sales to continue to be on the rise this Christmas, with their figures predicting the iPad Air and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 to come out on top as the best selling tablets.
Wireless and Bluetooth technologies across home audio devices have become Christmas wish list staples with products like the Sonos PLAY:1 Wireless HiFi and Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Portable Speaker selling well. Currys & PC World predictions show that 16 pairs of headphones will sell every minute in the lead up to Christmas Day.
Small kitchen appliances are also expected to shine, with Kenwood mixers and KitchenAids being in high demand. Data from Currys & PC World shows that this category is growing rapidly, by more than 80% year on year.
As more customers are shopping ‘on the go’, Currys & PC World have seen that 40% of site traffic is now from mobile or tablet devices, rather than venturing out.
Ben Lovett, Currys & PC World spokesperson, commented: “This weekend and The Big Christmas Event kick off a hugely busy and exciting period for us – right up to Christmas Eve. The amazing deals and discounts launching over ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ will ensure customers get their Christmas shopping at competitive prices across all of our multi-channel platforms – store, online and mobile. Our warehouse, staff and drivers will all be working together to make sure customer service is fantastic over this busy period. Technology has become a wish-list favourite for 2013, and we’re expecting this to be especially evident over the busy festive season.”