Almost half of Americans admit that they will be doing their holiday shopping from the toilet this year.
Yes, the 2017 PayPal Money Habits report reveals that the 80% of Americans who plan to shop via their mobile devices this season will be bargain-hunting from literally everywhere, with 46% dropping their cash while they’re sitting on the john. And that’s a 24% increase from last year.
This backs a 2012 report that counted more than 38 million Americans shopping on their smartphones in the bathroom. And Gen Z is particularly comfortable with shopping on the go, according to a 2015 MasterCard survey, which counted 41.6% of Americans ages 18 to 24 browsing while on the bowl.
That’s not the only intimate place where friends and family will be shopping for each other. Couples curious about what their partners are picking out for them might want to sleep with one eye open, since PayPal also reports that about half (49%) of Americans will make purchases in bed for their significant other sleeping right next to them.