Tuesday, 19th April 2011, 15:12:16
Online retailers in the UK are having plenty of success, according to new figures that show rising sales through ecommerce websites.
Research conducted by Actinic found that there has been an average increase in sales of around nine per cent in the three months to March 31st this year, compared to the same time frame the year before.
Furthermore, the quantity of orders processed by each online retailer increased by 12 per cent in the first quarter of this year.
Nick Kington, managing director at Actinic, said that the quarter has started "very strongly" despite government cutbacks.
"With the government cutbacks starting in earnest and the possibility of an increase in interest rates the outlook for the second quarter of 2011 is looking less optimistic," he said.
"But internet shopping still seems to be more resilient than the high street given that the British Retail Consortium reported a 1.9 per cent decrease in sales this March."
Earlier this month, Tesco launched an ecommerce site for second-hand cars as it looks to extend its range of products on the internet.
Posted by Phil Williams
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