UK Online Retailing market report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Online Retailing market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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This report is designed to give an overview of the UK online retail market. We look at all online sales, both from store based retailers and those that only trade online. We include an overview of the market, including forecasts for the way the market will develop, in-depth consumer analysis using our own data, and a look at the key players in the market through company profiles.
For our consumer research this year we asked questions on the following topics:
- Who is shopping online and on which devices are they making purchases?
- Where are purchases made and where is browsing done?
- The retailers used to purchase online
- Who is a member of Amazon Prime and other such schemes?
- What payment methods are used online and how popular are cashback sites?
- Consumer attitudes to social media, product recommendations and personalisation.
- Consumer attitudes to discounts and promotions online and shared payments.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Nick Carroll, a leading analyst in the Retail sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Whilst online accounts for a fraction of the total retail market in the UK, its influence on consumer purchases is far greater than this suggests. Whilst 2017 is likely to be tougher for the retail industry than 2016, the broader trends in the market are still in favour of online and we expect the percentage of sales moving through online channels to continue to grow.
Senior Retail Analyst
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