Identified as one of the most advanced countries in e-commerce, the UK now sits comfortably alongside notoriously tech savvy countries, China and South Korea when it comes to value share. The UK accounts for 7. HIMs online grocery market research asked UK shoppers which channels they had shopped at each week over a series of months.
Retail April 14th, April 14th, The days of heading to the supermarket are over for some Brits as they trade trolleys for home delivery. And it is younger consumers that are shunning the supermarket trip: However, the shift away from superstores to more convenient shopping channels is certainly benefiting the market with the majority of consumers now doing some grocery shopping online and almost a third saying that they now shop online more than a year ago.
The majority of online shoppers still mix online shopping with store-based shopping, but consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable shopping at online-only retailers with growth outpacing the total market.
All of the major players now offer some form of freshness guarantee but this is still not a substitute for picking your own. Inevitably, due to the volume of orders the major retailers now have to process, not all products or orders live up to expectations.
Additionally, the discounters have obviously been a disrupting force in the grocery sector for a number of years, and it seems that online grocery retailers are not immune to the impact discounters are having on the market.
Finally, it seems that Brits are responding to delivery passes from retailers, entitling them to discounted delivery rates. A wider proliferation of delivery passes may be one way in which retailers can do so as it makes more frequent online grocery shops viable.THE FUTURE OF ONLINE GROCERY THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES.
2 In this paper we assess the likely impact of e-commerce on the grocery market: where it would cannibalize their existing sales. But with customer demand for online grocery shopping steadily increasing, online-only.
Indeed, new research from Mintel reveals that 29% of UK online grocery shoppers are shopping for their groceries more online now* than 12 months ago. And online tills are ringing as a result, with online grocery sales forecast to reach £ billion in , up 13% from an estimated £ billion in Work is ongoing to examine the concept of trust in online sales environments other than grocery shopping.
Two additional datasets were collected for this work and manuscripts have been prepared and submitted for publication to journals. Indeed, new research from Mintel reveals that 29% of UK online grocery shoppers are shopping for their groceries more online now* than 12 months ago.
And online tills are ringing as a result, with online grocery sales forecast to reach £ billion in , up 13% from an estimated £ billion in An important aspect is the delivery time window offered to customers. Tesco, the largest home delivery grocer in the world, has store proximity to 96% of the UK’s population (Boyer et al., ).
The UK Online Grocery Market: Sales & Growth Statistics 7th September With Tesco recently announcing major plans to take on online grocery leader, Amazon, the growth and strength of the UK online grocery market has never been more apparent.