September online sales up 53% as rush to order new games consoles points to ‘digital Christmas’


Online retail sales were up 53% year-on-year in September, according to latest ONS figures, providing more evidence that we’re heading towards a ‘digital Christmas’. Overall spending in retail increased by 3.4%, but this was dwarfed by online purchases. According to ParcelHero, leading the online charge were department stores’ online sales, with September being the month pre-orders opened for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and helping sales soar by 88%. Read more Firms switch to local providers to […]