Items That Are The Most Purchased "Impulse" Buys


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Impulse shopping … Seems we’ve all been clicking that buy now button a lot more than usual over the last year. A new survey found that many people have been spending more frivolously during the pandemic. The average American will make an average of 12 impulse purchases a year and spend an average of $276 per month on those purchases – that’s up from an average $183 per month last year, according to the research. And this is definitely why: 62% of those surveyed said they feel happy after an impulse purchase. Here are the Top 10 Things People Are Buying on Impulse:

  1. Food/groceries -- 48%
  2. Household items -- 42%
  3. Clothing -- 40%
  4. Coffee -- 33%
  5. Toys -- 29%
  6. Takeout -- 28%
  7. Books -- 26%
  8. Vehicles -- 25%
  9. Technology -- 22%
  10. Spa services -- 20% (SWNS)

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