While a lot of Americans aren’t able to go out shopping at their favorite stores thanks to the Covid-19 lockdown, that doesn’t mean they aren’t spending money. In fact, a new survey reveals that impulse purchases are up while folks are under quarantine.
The survey finds:
- In the months prior to quarantine, Americans spent about $155.03 cents a month on impulse purchases.
- That number has gone up 18% to $182.98 since the quarantine started.
- 72% of people say an impulse buy has had a positive effect on their mood.
- 71% say they plan to continue their increased rate of online shopping once the lockdown is over.
- As for what folks are buying, it shouldn’t be too shocking that the top purchase is cleaning supplies (42%), followed by:
- Hand sanitizer (38%)
- Toilet paper (35%)
- Hand soap (32%)
- Canned food (31%)
- Dish detergent (30%)
But not everyone is being practical with their impulse buys.
- 22% have bought an item of clothing
- 21% of people have bought themselves a treat that they had their eye on for a while.
- 18% spent their money on home improvements.
- 18% bought headphones.
- 17%% have purchased a new video game console.
- 17% bought books.
- 17% bought shoes.