puts 123% surge in tablet searches down to consumers being snowed in

January snow causes surge in online tablet searches

Online searches for tablets surged by 123 per cent year-on-year in January, reports eBay company

The site put this increase down to consumers being stranded at home during the snow-heavy month.

David McCall, UK country manager at, said: “Following a successful December for online retailers, we can see that the January blues did not affect consumer demand. Despite the miserable weather, consumer demand showed no signs of dampening.” also reported that during this period, searches for DVDs also increased by 198 per cent.

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