Online sales appear to have slowed in January, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Shoppers took to the internet to do more of their Christmas shopping in December, according to new figures from the British Retail Consortium.
According to the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor October 2016, the UK has seen improved growth across all categories in online sales, in the best month since January 2016.
Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew by just 6.2 per cent in August versus a year earlier, the slowest increase since March 2013 as shoppers were distracted by the Olympics, says the latest figures from BRC-KPMG’s Online Retail Sales Monitor.
There is a growing business growth gap between online-only retailers – up 25 per cent Jan to Jun – and multichannel retailers, which are only showing growth of 9.5 per cent over the same period.
UK retail sales increased by 1.1 per cent on a like-for-like basis from July 2015, when they had increased 1.2 per cent from the preceding year, online rising back in line with annual growth figures.
Not only that, but this is the fifth month in a row that this has been the case. The contribution of online to overall sales grew as that of stores fell, suggesting a movement away from in-store shopping and towards online. Ecommerce sales of non-food products (accounting for about 55 per cent of all UK retail… Read more »
Online deliveries rose by 10 per cent in April, with order values also on the up according to the IMRG. The increase, reported in the latest issue of the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index, means that year-to-date growth comes in at 11.8 per cent – in line with IMRG predictions of 12 per cent growth… Read more »
The latest BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor for March showed that 20.5 per cent of non-food sales took place over the internet.
More than 20 per cent of UK retail sales took place online in February, continuing evidence of a shift towards new patterns of buying, according to just-published figures from the British Retail Consortium.
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) risk being disqualified from bidding for work because of weaknesses in data protection, according to a survey of procurement managers by KPMG.