Online sales set to soar by 54%, claims ParcelHero

As Lockdown 2.0 closes Britain’s High Streets for a second time, the UK courier services expert ParcelHero says retailers and home delivery networks are braced for a massive surge in deliveries thanks to increased online sales.  ParcelHero reckons that, unlike the first lockdown, supermarkets, online retailers and their delivery partners are well prepared for the huge…

Online sales fall flat in January, IMRG survey shows

After a surprisingly strong Christmas sales period, retailer hopes of a continuation of such growth into 2020 were dashed in January, with online retail sales growth dropping back to -0.4% Year-on-Year (YoY). That’s according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers. In a month where almost 10,000…

Online sales via mobile devices slow as smartphone growth falters

Online retail sales increase of 12.8% year-on-year (YoY) in August Month-on-Month (MoM) decrease of 1.7% from July, notably lower than last year’s drop of 4.8% M-retail growth (mobile retail) was at an all-time low of just 10% YoY Online only retailers outperformed multichannel retailers (14.0% vs. 10.8% YoY) Overall market conversion rate is 4.7%, compared…