Brits spend over £4bn online in July
Saturday, 1 September 2007
UK consumers flocked to internet stores in July, racking up £4.2bn in sales, according to the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) which tracks e-commerce in the UK. Sales for the month were £1.86bn up on July 2006, an improvement of 80 per cent, and exceeded £4bn in a month for the first time. The figures suggest that online shopping is rapidly catching up with the high street, where the average value of weekly sales in July was £5bn, 3.3 per cent higher than July 2006, according to National Statistics. "Since the beginning of the year we have seen that confidence in internet shopping ...