Over a third of UK shoppers are looking abroad for their purchases as they seek out the best prices, a survey has found.

According to the research by delivery company Whistl, 34 percent of shoppers regularly secure products from abroad with 15 percent making an online purchase from an overseas retailer once a week or more.

For 25 to 34-year-olds, this figure rose to over half shopping with an overseas retailer at least once a month and 10 percent doing so every day.

Men were more likely than women to shop abroad, with 79 percent making a purchase in the last year as opposed to only 66 percent of women.

The main destinations for consumers outside the UK were China and the US. 58 percent of respondents shopped in the UK, 43 percent in China and…