Web sales up 16% in August

Sales on the net grew by 16% compared to the same month last year according to the research group IMRG.

 According to the survey the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index grew 16% to £3.8 billion. Month-on-month sales however fell by 10%, which is in line with seasonal trends seen in previous years.

The survey showed that footwear, gifts and electrical sectors were the only areas of growth. Sales of shoes grew by 3% which the group suggests may be down to parents buying shoes for the new school year.

The full report can be read here.