Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Online retail sales reached £10.1bn last month

Online spending in the UK cleared £10bn for the first time ever in November as heavy discounts on Black Friday encouraged shoppers to buy electrical items.

Online retail sales in November rose by 20pc compared to the same month last year and grew 30pc on October, the largest increase ever recorded by the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

In total, online retail sales reached £10.1bn last month, the first time the £10bn mark has been breached in a month. Sales of electrical items grew 63pc month-on-month thanks to Black Friday discounts and also the launch of new iPads and iPhones by Apple.

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