Reuters Business Report - Forget London, Milan and New York - the internet is the destination of choice for many shoppers these days.
And it seems consumers in the UK are buying online more than most.
That's twice as much as the French and nearly ten times more than the Italians.
Julia internet shopper,
"I'll be doing most of my Christmas shopping online for the convenience."
Ashley, internet shopper,
"I can just sit there with a cup of coffee and a cigarette and I haven't got to do anything just click!"
Consumers in Britain also order goods online more often than shoppers in any of the 17 countries surveyed.
Nearly three in every four Britons (73%) shop online at least once a month and one in four (24%) do so weekly.
The UK's love of shopping is well documented and there are several reasons why they now like buying online.
Trust in online merchants is higher than in other countries
It has a reliable postal service and some of the cheapest mobile phone deals.
And British fixed-line broadband is also the cheapest.
Having four competing network operators helps.