Online sales soar as golden quarter spending moves early and online


Ecommerce sales in the UK had their strongest year-on-year growth since June as golden-quarter spend was brought forward and much of the UK was plunged back into lockdown.

With the UK government announcing that England would go into lockdown on October 31, following similar ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown in both Northern Ireland and Wales in mid-October, retailers saw online sales leap 61% in the first week of November, according to the latest data from the IMRG Capgemini online retail sales index. 

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