UK online retail sales were up +15per cent year-on-year (YoY) in February, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, building on solid growth in February 2016 (+16per cent). For the second month running, the average basket value was at a seven-year high for that month of the year.
Almost a third of all online orders placed with UK retailers in January were for international delivery, according to the latest numbers from the IMRG.
UK online retail sales were up +12 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in January, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.
According to the latest results from the IMRG Cap Gemini eRetail Sales Index, while online retail increased 11.3 per cent in December, overall shoppers spent £130 billion online in 2016, 16 per cent up on the previous year.
November saw huge ecommerce sales in the UK, spurred on by Black Friday but also by massive amounts of discounting.
IMRG, supported by SimilarWeb data, estimates that total spend on online retail sites on Black Friday 2016 was £1.23bn, a 12.2 per cent increase on the £1.1bn spent on the same day in 2015 but almost a quarter lower than its original forecast growth of 16 per cen
In spite of the continuing economic uncertainty facing the UK online retail sales have been far stronger than anticipated so far in 2016, driven in a large part by mobile according to data from IMRG and Capgemini.
UK retailers dispatched 10 per cent more online orders in September than they did a year ago, according to the latest figures from the IMRG.
Online retail order growth was up 18.2 per cent year-on-year in August, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index, as shopper confidence appears to be showing some resilience following the Brexit decision.
Online sales were up 16 per cent year on year, with £9.8 billion spent online in August 2016.
The IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index has reported online sales growth of 16 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in August; equating to £9.8 billion online. Meanwhile smartphone penetration has reached a record high up 18 per cent YoY.
The latest data from IMRG and Capgemini has revealed some evidence that online retailers are focusing more on retaining existing customers than acquiring new ones.