Drunken online shopping is big business — especially for Amazon

Drunken online shopping is big business — especially for Amazon

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So many Amazon packages.

Amazon is already more than dominant in the online shopping space, but add a shot or three of tequila and that Amazon Prime free two-day shipping looks even more appealing.

Tech and business newsletter The Hustle surveyed more than 2,000 alcohol-drinking adultsabout their online shopping behavior after imbibing and found that on average, shoppers spent more than $400 per year on items bought while intoxicated. If you apply that number beyond the respondents to include America’s legal alcohol-drinkers, you get roughly $48 billion on drunken purchases every year.

It doesn’t help that Amazon has an efficient, easy-to-use mobile app and a seemingly endless inventory. Amazon is the go-to place for online shopping. CNBC reported on Tuesday that the company is on track to make up more than half of the entire e-commerce market. In 2018, Amazon was already accounting for 48 percent of online shopping. By the end of the year, during the holiday season, the company sold more than it ever had, shipping more than 1 billion items.

Amazon is practically synonymous with shopping at this point — drunk or sober.

[“source=mashable”]