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. IMRG is the UK association for online retail.
There was an overall 57% year-on-year (YoY) increase in outbound ecommerce sales from the UK in 2020, with the peak holiday trading period in November experiencing a 42% YoY like-for-like surge in international cross-border online sales compared to the same
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
In a clear sign that Christmas and Black Friday shopping has been pulled forward, retailers recorded a huge uplift in online sales for week commencing 1 November, with sales growth up +61%, the highest year-on-year rate since June and fourth-highest this year.
With non-essential stores now closed until December, IMRG is forecasting online retail sales growth in the range of +35-45% during the Black Friday peak trading period (23-30 November).
IMRG’s online retail sales forecast for the Black Friday period 2019 is for growth of 2-3%, but with a very real possibility it could be flat. IMRG's December online retail forecast is for growth of 1-2%.
£1.49bn was spent with UK online retailers on Black Friday 2018, which was up +7.3% on the same day last year. Andy Mulcahy, strategy and insight director, IMRG: “While the amount spent on UK online retail sites on Black Friday was
Brits are top of the class when it comes to kitting out for the new school year, with more than half completing their new school-year shopping a month before the autumn term starts, according to new online research from YouGov
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.
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. Online shopping on Boxing Day is also forecast to exceed a billion for the
The amount spent on UK online retail sites on Black Friday 2017 was up +11.7% to £1.39bn, according to data from IMRG. This was ahead of the original forecast of +9% growth for the day. Of that spend, 39% was completed
The benefits to retailers of having a single view of customer (SVC) is clear. Shoppers can engage with a retailer through a wide and ever-growing range of devices — desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, consoles, TVs. Not to mention in-store, of
Over one in four people (27%) say they ‘always’ or ‘usually’ wait for sales to kick in before they shop, according to new research conducted by IMRG, the UK online retail association, and digital insights company Toluna.
With Black Friday on the horizon, IMRG and Barclaycard have teamed up to launch a mini report advising small businesses on how to make the most of the peak trading period. Businesses of all sizes will be thinking of how to
Click and collect is a ‘must have’ option for online retailers to maximise their potential at peak, IMRG finds
Released today, a new report from IMRG, commissioned by CollectPlus, predicts that click and collect options – in-store, parcel store and lockers – will continue to increase in popularity at a growth rate of 20% per year. The IMRG CollectPlus UK Click &
Online retail delivery volumes were up 11.9% year-on-year in February according to IMRG and MetaPack. This now means that UK online retail parcel volumes have risen by 10.5% in the first two months of the year compared with 2014 –
The shift toward using mobile devices for shopping online continues, with 40% of UK online retail sales in Q4 2014/15 (November– January) completed through tablets and smartphones, according to the latest research from IMRG and Capgemini. This figure is up from 37%
Consumer spend on Manic Monday – 8 December – hit an estimated £666m as a result of online deals to drive interest combined with consumer concerns about delivery dates, according to data from Experian and IMRG. Researchers also found online traffic on Manic Monday saw
IMRG, the industry association for UK e-retail, is pleased to announce the launch of the UK Cross-Border Trading Passport. Supported by the UK’s leading provider of e-fulfilment logistics services, Norbert Dentressangle, the UK Cross-Border Trading Passport is an A-Z guide
Maginus, a rovider of multi-channel solutions for retail & B2B distribution companies, has launched a white paper – Wholesale in an Online World – in association with IMRG and Redsock consulting, to highlight the lucrative market B2B e-commerce presents but also the dangers for companies
High street/multi-channel retailers with a physical store presence delivered stronger growth in m-commerce sales during the first half of 2014 compared with their online-only counterparts, according to the latest research by IMRG and Capgemini. The multi-channel merchants recorded 79% year-on-year
Over a third of all online sales are now made on a mobile device (smartphones and tablets) as m-commerce continues to increase its share of the UK e-retail market, according to the latest results from the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmarking.
Shoppers are expected to spend £2.9bn through mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) on UK retail sites this December, according to new data from IMRG and Capgemini, twice as much as the £1.45bn spent over the same period in 2012. This follows
New figures from IMRG and Capgemini reveal a tipping point has been reached in online retail as the digitisation of the consumer has resulted in all online growth now coming from sales via mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). For the first time,
The percentage of online sales completed through a mobile device (smartphones and tablets) has doubled in the space of a year according to figures from IMRG and Capgemini, illustrating just how quickly the popularity of using mobile devices for online