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 Friday, 18th February 2011, 18:38:38

UK ecommerce revenues reach £5.1bn in January

UK ecommerce revenues reach £5.1bn in January

Brits spent a massive £5.1 billion online during January, as ecommerce revenues outstripped those from the same month a year earlier by 21 per cent.

According to the latest edition of the IMRG/CapGemini e-Retail Sales Index, cheap furniture and summer holidays were among the most popular items for consumers shopping online.

Travel performed particularly strongly, rising by 173 per cent on the previous month, with the average value of holidays booked also rising to a two-year high.

Tina Spooner, an IMRG representative, said: "While the index results for January show a very encouraging start to the year for e-retailers, it is important to note this strong growth is on the back of the lowest-ever annual growth recorded in January last year when the e-retail market grew just 4.6 per cent."

She explained that travel sales were so strong in January because of the severity of the winter weather witnessed in December.

Posted by Phil Williams

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