Online retail continued its relentless rise in the UK last month with sales up 42% year-on-year. As the early summer surge evened out, the annual increase dipped slightly below the six- and three-month averages.
Online sales are continuing to power ahead in the UK, despite physical stores now being open again. And clothing is on an upswing, although footwear sales remain weak as they have been for most of the year.
While online retail boomed during lockdown, it's interesting that e-sales are still soaring even though non-essential shops have reopened in much of the UK. But it seems some e-fashion activity has moved back to shops.
Another UK e-tail report on Friday showed fashion sales low, despite the overall surge in online spending. But its authors think that once fashion starts to recover post-lockdown, e-tailers could be the big winners.
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.