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Welcome to Blackvember - IMRG Forecast for Black Friday 2018

Welcome to Blackvember - IMRG Forecast for Black Friday 2018

31/10/2018

Today is 1 November and in retail that means only one thing – the Black Friday discounting event is imminent. Just exactly how imminent is a complicated question, which this article addresses and provides IMRG’s forecast for UK online retail sales over the period.

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Online retail order volumes slow before ‘Golden Quarter’

Online retail order volumes slow before ‘Golden Quarter’

25/10/2018

Online retail parcel delivery order volumes were up +6.4% year-on-year (YoY) in September, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index. This is the lowest YoY rate in 2018 so far and, although order volumes typically decline month-on-month (MoM) around this time of year, the rate of decline has been a bit sharper for the past two months than last year; between July and August it was -7.5% (in 2017 it was -3.4%) and between August and September it was -15.1% (in 2017 it was -12%).

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September 2018: Online retail sales slump to lowest level this year

September 2018: Online retail sales slump to lowest level this year

17/10/2018

UK online retail sales experienced its lowest September growth (+7.5% YoY) since 2014 last month, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Deliveries slacken in August as holiday season peaks

Deliveries slacken in August as holiday season peaks

25/09/2018

Online retail parcel delivery order volumes were up +10.3% year-on-year in August, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index. As we move into the close of summer, order volumes in the index typically fall away. In August this year, order volumes dipped -7.5% on July – slightly higher than the dip last year, but common as UK shoppers head off on their holidays.

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Online mobile sales falter as summer comes to a close

Online mobile sales falter as summer comes to a close

19/09/2018

UK online retail sales held steady this August, as shopper spending achieved +12.8% growth year-on-year (YoY) according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Delivery volumes defy expectations in July owing to stay-at-home summer

Delivery volumes defy expectations in July owing to stay-at-home summer

22/08/2018

Online retail parcel delivery order volumes were up +15.2% year-on-year in July, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index. Growth traditionally plateaus as we move into the summer holiday season as many people go abroad but, as the temperatures remained very high across most of the UK, it seems people instead opted to stay on home turf this year, which reflected positively in the delivery index – up 2.6% month-on-month on July.

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Online retail spending stutters after England World Cup exit

Online retail spending stutters after England World Cup exit

21/08/2018

UK online retail sales slipped to their lowest year-on-year (YoY) growth in 2018 so far this July, as consumer spending slumped in the weeks following England’s FIFA World Cup exit, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Shoppers spending more on average online than ever in 2018

Shoppers spending more on average online than ever in 2018

01/08/2018

Online retail has enjoyed a +16.8% (YoY) growth during the first half of 2018, defying extreme weather events like the Beast of the East and various heatwaves to record strong sales results every month so far, according to the Capgemini IMRG eRetail Sales Index.

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Online retail growth stays strong in June as World Cup fever hits UK

Online retail growth stays strong in June as World Cup fever hits UK

17/07/2018

UK online retail sales were up strongly again during June this year, as the hot weather and start of the FIFA World Cup spurred a 16.9% year-on-year (YoY) growth of retail sales, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Record Use of Next-Day Services for Online Orders in May

Record Use of Next-Day Services for Online Orders in May

28/06/2018

Online retail parcel delivery order volumes were up +14.8% year-on-year in May. This strong uplift is in line with many other indicators of retail performance in May, when multiple factors – including the royal wedding and hot weather – appear to have driven shoppers to spend both online and in the high street.

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Strongest May growth for online retail since 2010

Strongest May growth for online retail since 2010

18/06/2018

After a positive display from the High Street, the sun was also shining online in May, with UK online retail sales up +19.4% year-on-year (YoY) according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Average order value rises for 14th consecutive month

Average order value rises for 14th consecutive month

25/05/2018

Online retail parcel delivery order volumes were up +13.9% year-on-year in April, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index.

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Online Retail Goes From Strength To Strength in April

Online Retail Goes From Strength To Strength in April

17/05/2018

Despite it reportedly being another difficult month for sales and footfall on the high street, UK online retail sales went from strength to strength in April, up +18.8% year-on-year (YoY) according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Solid first-quarter growth for online retail orders

Solid first-quarter growth for online retail orders

30/04/2018

Online retail delivery order volumes were up +9.6% year-on-year in March, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index.

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Early Easter Rounds Out Quarter of Storming Growth for Online Retail

Early Easter Rounds Out Quarter of Storming Growth for Online Retail

20/04/2018

As the high street reported the steepest year-on-year drop in footfall since 2010, UK online retail sales grew by a storming +18.9% year-on-year (YoY) in March, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Weather disrupts on-time delivery but not the forecast growth in online volume

Weather disrupts on-time delivery but not the forecast growth in online volume

27/03/2018

Online retail delivery order volumes were up +7% year-on-year in February, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index.

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Beast from the East Sees UK Warm to Online Retail as Sales Grow 13.1% in February

Beast from the East Sees UK Warm to Online Retail as Sales Grow 13.1% in February

23/03/2018

UK online retail sales were up +13.1% year-on-year (YoY) in February, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Strongest January online order volume growth since 2013

Strongest January online order volume growth since 2013

28/02/2018

Online retail delivery order volumes were up 20.6% year-on-year in January, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index.

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UK Online Retail Sales Growth Up +13.9% YoY: Strong Start to 2018

UK Online Retail Sales Growth Up +13.9% YoY: Strong Start to 2018

19/02/2018

UK online retail sales were up +13.9% year-on-year (YoY) in January, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Lowest on-time delivery for online retail in December

Lowest on-time delivery for online retail in December

22/01/2018

Online retail delivery order volumes were up 17.2% year-on-year in December, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index, producing record volume for the peak period.

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