Cyber Monday success for King’s Lynn shop

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Cyber Monday and Black Friday proved to be busy for a Lynn shop which sent out more than 100 parcels across the world to online shoppers.

Owner of Ikon, Andrew Wilson, saw a 50 per cent increase on his firm’s internet sales over the weekend as Christmas shoppers snapped up bargains.

Parcels were dispatched from the shop in New Conduit Street to Hollywood, French Polynesia and Australia.

Nationwide, shoppers were expected to spend £649.6 million on December 1, which was the start of the online Christmas shopping frenzy.

Mr Wilson, who even went into work on Saturday night to dispatch parcels after receiving a flood of orders, said: “It did take me by surprise.

“Historically, this is always a busy weekend but Cyber Monday and Black Friday really caught the imagination of shoppers.

“From midnight on Friday to 6am on Monday we packaged more than 100 parcels.

“I have been in business for 12 years and this is the busiest November I have had.”

Main orders which were dispatched were Joules, Jack and Jones and Superdry.

He said: “Our eBay and Amazon sites make up 25 per cent of our gross sales over the year.”

Ikon is also one of a handful of independent shop to be given the click and collect service by Joules.

Another coup for the shop is that Crocs will be having a “shop in a shop” from March.