Twitter
Facebook
Linked In
RSS
Login or Register
New to InternetRetailing?
Register Now
Internet Retailing
IREU Top500 The Customer Report: 2018

IREU Top500 The Customer Report: 2018

You are in: > Home > Themes > Customer

This is your 1 complimentary article for this month

Become a member for unlimited and immediate access.


Register
Already a member? Log in here

Online sales growth down to 8.2%

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard
The latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index has found that growth in online sales fell to its lowest ever level in May, at 8.2%, a decline of 3.5% on April 2009 and a huge decline on May 2008's growth of 30.9%.

"Although online sales remain healthier than on the high street, UK shoppers are clearly changing their behaviour as a result of the recession — even those heading online to economise are now beginning to trim spending habits," says Mike Petevinos, head of consulting for retail for Capgemini UK.

The warmer weather benefited the health & beauty sector, which saw yearly growth of 26.3%, the Index reveals, and the electrical sector also appears to be holding up well during the recession, with year on year growth of 28%.

After a notable growth of sales in alcohol online in April ahead of the budget, however, spending dropped off in May after higher levies were imposed by the Treasury. Online sales for alcohol declined both on a year-on-year and month-on-month basis, by 6.5% and 17.4% respectively.

Clothing, Footwear and Accessories fell by 4.0% compared to April and is up by close to the overall market average on a year ago at 8.2%. Accessories are up 3.0% on April and a huge 69.9% on a year ago. Footwear was up 3.7% over April but only 4.1% on the year. Gifts were up by 4.2% on April but down 0.3% on a year ago whilst Lingerie was up 26.7% on April but down 10.2% on a year ago.
Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Become a Member

Create your own public-facing profile
Gain access to all Top500 research
Personalise your experience on IR.net
Internet Retailing
We are the magazine, portal and research source for European ecommerce and multichannel retail, hosting the board-level conversation for retailers, pureplays and brands across all of our platforms. Join the conversation.

© InternetRetailing Media

Latest Tweet

Internet Retailing
Tamebay
eDelivery
Twitter
Facebook
Linked In
Youtube
RSS
RSS
Youtube
Google
Linked In
Facebook
Twitter