Figures show Ireland's online shoppers spending 36% more than last year

Figures show Ireland's online shoppers spending 36% more than last year

People are buying more now compared to last year, according to figures released by Retail Excellence.

There has been a 36% year-on-year increase in online sales through desktop and mobile devices when compared to June in 2016.

The combined figure is 22% in sales across desktop devices and 14% on mobile handsets.

"From the latest monthly report for June 2017 it is clear that mobile usage by consumers browsing with intent to buy is continuing to grow rapidly with a YOY sessions increase of 46%. It is also interesting to note that certain sectors like pharmacy and cosmetics are experiencing accelerated growth across all devices," said David Campbell, eCommerce Manager at Retail Excellence.

"Furthermore, Click and Collect is proving an extremely successful dimension to a retailer’s sales strategy which ensures midweek convenience for consumers who are juggling work commitments with shopping.

"The upward trajectory in online sales shows the importance of retailers having an online presence and being fully equipped to embrace the huge spend of €598 billion by European consumers over 2017."

Figures show Ireland's online shoppers spending 36% more than last year

More in this Section

Green light for €500m data centre in WicklowGreen light for €500m data centre in Wicklow

UK budget deficit swells as June borrowing hits four-year highUK budget deficit swells as June borrowing hits four-year high

Boeing to take €4.3bn hit over 737 Max groundingBoeing to take €4.3bn hit over 737 Max grounding

EU watchdog fines Qualcomm €242m over pricingEU watchdog fines Qualcomm €242m over pricing


Lifestyle

Garbage offered a pop twist on grunge’s maximalist angst when they materialised in a dramatic swirl in the mid-Nineties. Like a candy-cane Nirvana, they were bleak and baroque but with tunes you could hum in the dark.Garbage's return to Dublin well worth the wait

Circle back to fashion's hottest retro print, says Annmarie O'Connor.Trend of the Week: Circling back to fashion's hottest retro print

Ever wondered what it would be like to move lock, stock and barrel into a tiny home, like the ones on Netflix’s Tiny House Nation?Are you ready to join the tiny-house movement?

Kya deLongchamps reports back on the performance of her photovoltaic array and wonders if it could handle the addition of an electric carDIY: Get ready for a natural high

More From The Irish Examiner