IMRG says online sales grew by 42% year-on-year in September, with multichannel retailers continuing to outperform online-only pureplays as internet shopping becomes a day-to-day habit – with implications for peak trading
Online demand is set to be stronger than ever this Christmas, following the trend that has seen retail sales shift online and faster during the pandemic. The IMRG is asking shoppers who plan to buy Christmas presents online to do so early, amid warnings of “excessive” levels of ecommerce sales this year. And this morning Next chief executive Simon Wolfson sounded an alarm about the future of retail jobs in-store at a time when Covid-19 lockdowns are accelerating a shift online that was already
IMRG anticipates growth of just 2-3% for the Black Friday period – defined as an eight-day period running from 25 November through 2 December – the lowest forecast the organisation has ever put out for peak – and warns that even that is being optimistic: growth good be flat or negative
Online sales growth continued to be slow in August, after recording lowest-ever June and July growth, new IMRG figures suggest. Ecomerce grew by 3% in August compared to the same time last year, new IMRG figures suggest, according to the latest IMRG-Capgemini eRetail Sales Index
Following a month of improved sales in June, retailers failed to maintain the positive momentum in July, with online sales growth slowing to just +4.4% Year-on-Year (YoY) and falling by -5.7% Month-on-Month
With excellent weather and the start of the sale season signalling the arrival of summer, online retail sales rose by +8.5% Year-on-Year (YOY) in June, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index.
M-commerce sales fell by a fifth in April, a month when warm weather combined with the Easter holiday failed to spark shoppers’ appetite for buying online, the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index suggests
Shoppers are more willing to pay a small amount for delivery and collections if they can take possession of their online order at a time that suits them best. That’s a top-line finding of a new study from etail trade association the IMRG.
January online sales grew by 7%, year-on-year, according to the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index for the month. That contrasts with last January, when sales had grown by 13.9%, and is the slowest rate of growth seen in the month for three years.