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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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Online retail shows signs of a maturing market with a tough 2018 to come

Online retail shows signs of a maturing market with a tough 2018 to come

22/01/2018

UK online retail sales were up 12.1% on average year-on-year (YoY) in 2017, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Black Friday no silver bullet for retailers as November records below average growth

Black Friday no silver bullet for retailers as November  records below average growth

20/12/2017

UK online retail sales were up +11.5% year-on-year (YoY) in November, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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IMRG Christmas Day 2017 online retail sales forecast

IMRG Christmas Day 2017 online retail sales forecast

15/12/2017

IMRG estimates that online retail spend on Christmas day will reach £844m, which represents a 6.3% uplift on the same day in 2016, when spend hit £794m.

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On-time delivery faces Black Friday test

On-time delivery faces Black Friday test

01/12/2017

Online retail delivery order volumes were up almost 17% year-on-year in October, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index.

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Black Friday 2017 – online retail sales results

Black Friday 2017 – online retail sales results

28/11/2017

The amount spent on UK online retail sites on Black Friday 2017 was up +11.7% to £1.39bn, according to data from IMRG.

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October online retail growth indicative of pre-Black Friday lull

October online retail growth indicative of pre-Black Friday lull

21/11/2017

UK online retail sales were up +12.6% year-on-year (YoY) in October, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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IMRG Black Friday online retail forecast 2017

IMRG Black Friday online retail forecast 2017

20/11/2017

We are today revealing our IMRG Black Friday peak period forecast, covering the eight-day period Monday 20 – Monday 27 November 2017, when we expect sales and marketing activity to be at its highest pre-Christmas levels. Find out what's new for 2017.

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Electricals sector suffers first September decline since 2003

Electricals sector suffers first September decline since 2003

18/10/2017

UK online retail sales were up +14% year-on-year (YoY) in September, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. Although this was the third-strongest growth rate so far in 2017, there were signs of macroeconomic pressures influencing shopper behaviour.

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Better returns and in-transit info key to improving online delivery experiences

Better returns and in-transit info key to improving online delivery experiences

22/09/2017

An IMRG study of online retail delivery and consumer expectation, supported by BluJay, has emphasised the importance of a returns service that offers convenience, as well as access to better in-transit information about their order.

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