Online sales jump 22% – strongest growth in two years

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New figures suggest that online sales jumped by 22% (year on year) in May – the strongest growth in two years – with the largest increases being in alcohol, clothing and electrical goods.

The figures were reported by Interactive Media Retail Group’s e-retail sales index.

Across the UK, shoppers spent £43bn online in May, which is equivalent to £73 for every man, woman and child in Britain. IMRG puts it down to the good weather and the ‘World Cup Effect’.

It’s a good sign for those retailers who have taken advantage of e-commerce already. Online clothing sales grew fastest (32% increase), followed by alcohol (23% increase) and electrical goods (14% increase).