Online sales surge to highest ever levels in January

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Online sales surged last month to account for more than a third of total retail spend – the highest proportion on record.

The amount spent via digital channels made up 35.2% of overall retail spending in January, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). That compared to 19.5% a year ago and 29.6% during December 2020.

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