Ecommerce sales in the UK experience slow growth
Economic conditions have been steadily improving throughout the United Kingdom, which is welcome news following the damaging recession the country experienced over the past few years. Retail sales have been a strong driver of growth in the U.K., and ecommerce is one factor that has contributed to sales increases during the past few years.
However, a recent study from Capgemini and Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) found that in July, Web sales grew by only 9 percent year-over-year, representing the weakest rise in more than three years. Internet Retailer reported that the study revealed a 2 percent decrease between June and last month's online retail sales. This is the first monthly decline Capgemini and IMRG have found since beginning this study 13 years ago.
Despite these poor results, analysts said that the first half of 2013 was still a success for online merchants, as sales increased 16 percent from the first six months of 2012, the source noted.
Things could look up for ecommerce retailers as the holiday shopping season quickly approaches. To deal with the influx of customers and increased sales, businesses can use retail management software to ensure all of their online and in-store operations are running as smoothly as possible.
|You Might Also Like:|