​ChannelAdvisor white paper: international developments in e-commerce – an IMRG report

The UK has one of the largest and most advanced e-commerce markets in the world. As online retail continues to grow in popularity and becomes a fundamental part of the online shopping journey, many retailers have been able to reap the benefits of growth in recent years.

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Due to the sophistication, choice and quality of experience available in the UK market, the volumes of orders coming from overseas consumers has put cross-border expansion high on the agenda for online retailers. This section looks at the position of the UK market and identifies interesting regions around the world.

The IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index has been tracking online sales since April 2000. During this period, the UK’s e-commerce market has grown from £0.8bn to £78bn in 2012 (£62.4bn excluding travel), with the rate of growth expected to remain double-digit until around 2017…

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