Thankfully, warmer weather condition has boosted the sales of the retail market. The warmer climate has pushed the buyers to spend some quality time both in online shops and high street shops. The gross sales of retails shops have been raised to 0.6% from April, said by the officer for National Statistics. The month May has recorded an online sales enhancement of 17%, which is the highest sales growth in June 2015 in accordance with the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. The Capgemini index also recorded a highest month-after-month sales growth in April and May.
From 2015 to 2016, the mean value for a basket has raised from £78 to £81. Added to that, the Officer for National Statistics has reported the year-after-year online sales growth of 21.5%. The Capgemini sales index also revealed that the sale of the online garden sector is increased. This had happened during hotter weather. Also, the sales of clothing have risen to 24% in warmer weather; this percentage growth is the highest annual growth in three years. Overall, it is easily confirmed that the warmer weather has boosted the sales growth.
Sales via smartphones have increased while compared to tablets. Bhavesh Unadkat, the Capgemini’s Management Consultant in Retail Customer Engagement Design, has reported that it was absolutely glad to observe the increased sale growth of May. The sales growth has been raised to 8%, he added. According to the sales report submitted by the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Index, it was confirmed that the insecurity throughout the EU referendum has not affected the online sales growth. The warmer climate in May has reasonably encouraged the sales of clothing and helps it recorded the highest sales growth in last three years.
On the other hand, the sales of the garden sector have undergone a considered-mandatory growth return after the successive 14 months of turn down, said by the Chief Information Officer of IMRG, Tina Spooner. The online sales growth is increased and the sales via mobile devices will be on the lift in the coming days. But still, the ups and downs of EU referendum may affect the sales growth and may cause retail purchase to turn down.