Last year was huge for Ecommerce sales

In 2015, we seen a huge rise in online sales especially over the Christmas season. The Christmas period alone – defined as the eight weeks between 1 November and 26 December – saw online spend of £24.4bn.

Shoppers seem to be doing more of their buying online with the value of online sales increasing by 10.4% in January 2016 compared with January 2015 and the amount spent online in January 2016 with department stores increased by 28% compared with January 2015.

With these figure alone, it would be hard to find a reason not to have an Ecommerce platform. Comgem’s platform is feature rich and unique but not forgetting most importantly, Comgem’s platform has been praised for having a user friendly system! We have seen our clients grow over the years and attract more and more customers each year.

Comgem offer as standard, high quality web designs that stand out from the crowd, websites that work perfectly on mobiles, tablets and desktops and access to more advanced functionality including the ability to update your own content or ecommerce functions. You will also receive support from a dedicated marketing team who’ll improve your online activities.

 

What retailers said about their online sales recently

Virgin Wines has reported its strongest ever Christmas trading period, with like-for-like sales growing by 12% during the six weeks ending 2 January 2016, boosted by its online shopping channels and gifting service. Virgin Wines are particularly pleased with the performance of their newly revamped gifting service, Sendagift.co.uk, the strong increase of their corporate sales, and that over 30,000 new customers joined Virgin Wines at Christmas.

Pretty Green has reported a 27% boost to ecommerce sales in the run up to Christmas. The menswear retailer, founded by Oasis’ Liam Gallagher with a mission to unite people “through a love of music and fashion”, said total group sales were up by 16.5% in the run up to Christmas – or 15% on a like-for-like basis. International sales, in the six weeks to December 31, were up by 24%.

Boohoo beat analysts’ expectations to post healthy sales over the Christmas period, offering a first glimpse of how online-only retailers have weathered festive trading in the UK. The fashion website aimed at young shoppers said on Tuesday that sales rose 49 per cent to £73.7m at constant currency rates in the four months to December 31.

 

Some facts to consider

  • Mobile accounts for 51% of all browsing with a staggering 67% of web users saying they are more likely to buy from a mobile-friendly website
  • 46% of people say a website’s design is their number one criterion when determining the credibility of a company
  • Google loves responsive websites and factors responsive design when rankings websites
  • 71% shoppers believe that they will get better deal online than in stores
  • 61% of people have a better opinion of brands when they offer a good mobile experience

By Alanna at 18 Jan 2016, 11:44 AM