Online sales in the UK fell 9.1% year-on-year last month, although this was against a 61% increase in May 2020. And even with the fall, spend remain strong with sales volumes rising 46% compared to May 2019.
Online retail sales surged again in February and fashion was a key beneficiary. And it was encouraging that footwear sales sprang back to life after a tough year due to the pandemic keeping consumers at home.
The pandemic is hurting festive season shopping with new figures showing most international consumers have done less than usual. But it also showed an interest in buying fashion and in returning to stores.
E-tail sales rose almost 24% last month as physical stores in the UK stayed closed, a new report shows. But fashion struggled and there were warnings that the sector could continue to struggle post-lockdown.
The UK retail lockdown may have sent many consumers to webstores in order to buy the products they wanted, but it also sent online fashion sales spiralling downwards, exploding the myth of an online boom.
The under 35s will be key to the Christmas shopping season internationally, a new study shows. And retailers who want to reach them need to hit a sweet spot by combining sustainability with tech and attractive pricing.
We've already heard from the UK's statistics body that e-sales in August were weak and now the key specialist tracking report that monitors such sales has confirmed the weakness, although fashion looked strong
Fashion dragged UK online retail sales growth down last month and m-commerce went into reverse with pureplay e-tailers suffering more than multichannel players as warm weather dented consumer interest in shopping.
Online retail in the UK enjoyed a warm weather boost in February as a mini heatwave sent the e-tail sales rise easily above the averages seen in the last few months, according to the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index.