Justin Opie, managing director at IMRG
, said: "A decline in the rate of online sales growth in 2017 was forecast, though it turned out to be sharper than expected.
Managing Director at IMRG
Justin Opie said of the expected rush, Retailers should remember that many shoppers will be happy to wait longer than normal to have their orders delivered if it s still several weeks until Christmas Day.
Tina Spooner, chief information officer at IMRG
, the UK's online retail association, said: "There are a number of factors that may be influencing this apparent slowdown in online retail sales growth - such as a maturing market or uncertainty around the upcoming general election.
Experian and IMRG
initially predicted consumers would spend PS556m on Black Friday and PS650m on Cyber Monday (December 1).
4% at the start of 2010 to 27% in Q3 2013," said Andrew McClelland, Chief Operations & Policy Officer at IMRG
It also includes the LiquidShop ecommerce platform, website design, hosting and ongoing support from Sitemakers for 12 months; PayPal Express card payment services for 12 months; and full IMRG
retailer membership for 12 months.
Online retailing continues to be a profitable domain for brands with sales up 14% on this time last year, according to IMRG
According to the Gulf Cooperation Council B2C e-Commerce Overview 2011 - a report prepared by IMRG
In- ternational and commissioned by Visa Middle East, and quoting a joint study carried out by GoNabit and YouGov- Siraj - 93 per cent of regional consum- ers are 'overwhelmingly positive' to- wards e-commerce.
International international and research head Aad Weening said it was clear that there was huge potential for e-Commerce to grow further.
head of International and Research at IMRG
The ten signatories are: Adigital (Spain), Becommerce (Belgium), FDIH (Denmark), Fevad (France), Touche pas a ma e-boutique (France), IMRG
(England), Netcomm (Italy), Emota (EU association), Thuiswinkel (Netherlands) and Verkko Teollisuus (Finland).
1 billion online in January, a year-on-year increase of 21 per cent, according to the IMRG
Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.