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Online Retail Sales Growth Subdued In August

Online Retail Sales Growth Subdued In August

08/09/2021

Online retail sales fell by -9.3% Year-on-Year (YoY) last month – which was only a small improvement on July’s -9.6%

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Online retail sales drop eases in July

Online retail sales drop eases in July

10/08/2021

Online retail sales fell by -9.6% Year-on-Year (YoY) last month – compared to June’s -14.1%.

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Spend diverted from online as sales growth plummets in June

Spend diverted from online as sales growth plummets in June

13/07/2021

Online retail sales fell by -14.1% Year-on-Year last month – the steepest drop in the history of the Index for the second month running.

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Online Retail Sales Held Up Well in April

Online Retail Sales Held Up Well in April

12/05/2021

Despite the easing of lockdown, online retail showed positive growth in April, with sales rising +10.2% Year-on-Year (YoY)

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Online Retail Maintains Strong Start to the Year as February Sales Remain High

Online Retail Maintains Strong Start to the Year as February Sales Remain High

08/03/2021

Though not quite at January’s record-breaking levels, online retail sales in February continued to show strong growth, climbing by +69.5% Year-on-Year (YoY).

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IMRG comment on potential government proposals for an online sales tax

IMRG comment on potential government proposals for an online sales tax

03/03/2021

In response to the possible announcement of taxes on online sales and deliveries in Wednesday’s budget, Justin Opie, managing director, and Andy Mulcahy, strategy and insight director, IMRG, make the following comment.

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UK cross-border ecommerce sales rise by 57% in 2020, reveals new data from IMRG and Global-e

UK cross-border ecommerce sales rise by 57% in 2020, reveals new data from IMRG and Global-e

20/01/2021

The data reveals that peak holiday trading in November 2020 from the UK internationally was 42% higher than the same time last year.

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Strong December Caps Standout 2020 as Online Sales Growth Hits 13-Year High

Strong December Caps Standout 2020 as Online Sales Growth Hits 13-Year High

12/01/2021

Following November’s staggering performance, online retail sales growth in December remained high at +37% Year-on-Year (YoY).

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Lockdown 2.0 and Black Friday Trigger Highest November Online Sales Growth Since 2007

Lockdown 2.0 and Black Friday Trigger Highest November Online Sales Growth Since 2007

15/12/2020

Online retail sales growth in November soared to +39% Year-on-Year (YoY). This was building on +20% growth in November 2019, a year-high-rate for 2019

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Black Friday sales strong online…now comes the delivery test

Black Friday sales strong online…now comes the delivery test

02/12/2020

Online retail sales growth on Black Friday was very strong this year, coming in at +38%, with the full Black Friday week (defined as an eight-day period, Mon 23 – Mon 30 November) seeing growth of +30%. That figure is based on the daily online sales performance of 102 UK retailers.

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First week of November sees huge uplift in online sales

First week of November sees huge uplift in online sales

16/11/2020

Online sales were up +61% in first week of November, the strongest year-on-year growth since June

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Online Sales Accelerate Again, Abruptly Ending the Gentle Return to Normal

Online Sales Accelerate Again, Abruptly Ending the Gentle Return to Normal

11/11/2020

Overall online retail sales growth in October was a modest +35.7% Year-on-Year (YoY), compared to last month’s +42%

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Retailers braced for huge online growth during Black Friday

Retailers braced for huge online growth during Black Friday

06/11/2020

With non-essential stores now closed until December, IMRG are forecasting online retail sales growth in the range of +35-45% during the Black Friday peak trading period (23-30 November).

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Online Sales Growth Begins to Normalise Despite Reimposed Restrictions

Online Sales Growth Begins to Normalise Despite Reimposed Restrictions

16/10/2020

As the early summer surge evens out, the YoY increase dipped slightly below the 6- and 3-month averages of +44.87% and 43.77% respectively but was still well above the 12-month average of +25.75

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Online Sales Growth Still Strong but Shows Signs of Slow Down

Online Sales Growth Still Strong but Shows Signs of Slow Down

10/09/2020

Online sales growth was up + 43.5% Year-on-Year (YoY) in August, however sales were down again -4.1% Month-on-Month (MoM).

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Strongest Ever Online Growth for Store Retailers as High Street Re-Opens

Strongest Ever Online Growth for Store Retailers as High Street Re-Opens

29/06/2020

Online retail sales growth continued to soar by +41.3% Year-on-Year (YoY) during the week commencing June 14 (the week non-essential stores reopened)

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Online Retail Sales Reach Twelve-Year High as E-Commerce Underpins the ‘New Normal’

Online Retail Sales Reach Twelve-Year High as E-Commerce Underpins the ‘New Normal’

04/06/2020

Online retail sales growth was up an astonishing +32.7% Year-on-Year (YoY) in May, the highest annual result since March 2008

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Online Retail Sales Soar to Ten-Year High as COVID-19 Redefines Shopping Behaviours

Online Retail Sales Soar to Ten-Year High as COVID-19 Redefines Shopping Behaviours

12/05/2020

Online retail sales growth was up a staggering +23.8% Year-on-Year (YoY) in April, as high streets across the country remain deserted

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First Month Under Lockdown Sends Online Clothing Sales Spiralling

First Month Under Lockdown Sends Online Clothing Sales Spiralling

15/04/2020

In a month where Spring buying would typically set in, online clothing sales were down -23.1% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers.

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Online sales flat leading into Coronavirus crisis hitting UK

Online sales flat leading into Coronavirus crisis hitting UK

19/03/2020

Following a very slow start to the year, the UK’s string of winter storms failed to stimulate online demand as online sales growth for the month limped in at -0.4% Year-on-Year (YoY).

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