22/05/2015

RESEARCH

UK e-commerce sales up 13% YOY in April

The IMRG & Cap Gemini have released their latest online retail growth statistics: the figures show  online sales grew 13% year-on-year in April – following an unprecedented four months of single-digit growth.

Highlights of the report are:

  • Online sales up 13% year-on-year in April – following four months of single-digit growth
  • 4% month-on-month growth – highest for the month of April since 2007
  • Travel sector records 20% growth
  • The Index celebrates 15 years of tracking UK online sales – estimated £640 bn spent online since April 2000
  • April also saw the highest conversion rate yet seen in 2015 at 4.6%.
  • Improvements in average temperatures seemed to provide a boost to clothing – where sales growth was up 15%, its best performance in 2015 so far.
Read the full news release on the IMRG website.

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