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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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August online retail growth strongest of 2017 so far

August online retail growth strongest of 2017 so far

18/09/2017

UK online retail sales were up +16.4% year-on-year (YoY) in August, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Sales Index. This makes August the best month for online retail growth so far in 2017.

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Share of online retail orders going to EU at 4-year high

Share of online retail orders going to EU at 4-year high

21/08/2017

Online retail delivery order volumes were up +16.5% year-on-year in July, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index. The growth in volume of parcels outstripped online retail sales revenue growth in July (which was up +11% ), suggesting that discounting during the summer sales period may have accounted for a significant portion of those sales.

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Impact of Amazon Prime Day evident in July online retail sales

Impact of Amazon Prime Day evident in July online retail sales

15/08/2017

UK online retail sales were up +11% year-on-year (YoY) in July, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. This was the lowest July growth rate for the Index in four years (since July 2013), although it was building on a high growth rate recorded in July last year (when it was +18.6%). Growth for online sales so far in 2017 (Jan-Jul) is +12%.

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