online shopping

The Light that is Online Shopping

In the midst of the country’s economic gloom, it would seem that online shopping has shone through. Figures complied by the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, found that UK online retail sales reached £5.8 billion, an effective 18% year-on-year (2009/2010) increase – exceeding the forecast 13%. They also went onto reveal a 21% growth in internet shopping during January. According to the retail research group, the overall effect is largely a result of seasonal discounted sales on cheap furniture/electrical and booked holidays. Although Tina Spooner, Director of Information at IMRG has warned that “it is important to note this strong growth is on the back of the lowest-ever annual growth recorded in January last year when the e-retail market grew just 4.6%”, forecasters have predicte... »