Online bookstore Amazon has retained its position as the top UK e-tailer in figures published by Hitwise and Interactive Media in Retail Group. The quarterly Hot Shops list also cites Argos, Play, Tesco and Next in the top five.
Amazon.co.uk had the msot site visits between May and July this year, according to IMRG and Hitwise. The top four stayed the same. Elsewhere, 23 retailers fell further down the list and only 17 jumped to higher positions.
The top climber was Next who reached 5th place, whilst computer company Apple saw the largest drop falling 17 places to number 19 in the list.
IMRG chief executive James Roper says: “With the market hardening under the daily hammer blow of worsening economic news, one would expect more volatility within the list.”