Shopcreator enjoys record trading year as e-shopping soars.

2005 was a great year all-round for e-commerce, especially so for Shopcreator e-business clients.

As IMRG reported that Internet shopping soared almost 50% during the 10-week run-up to Christmas 2005 - reaching a spend of £5bn - Shopcreator also enjoyed the best year in its 8 year trading history. In addition, businesses using Shopcreator e-business solutions outperformed the sector average, with the value of transactions through the Shopcreator engine during the period being 67% higher than the same period in 2004.

Each year Shopcreator monitors key metrics from its Top 200 trading customers. For the second year, the fastest growth sector was 'home entertainment', where the number of orders year-on-year increased by 71%. When considering the Top 200, but excluding home entertainment stores, the Shopcreator average basket value over the year was £89.60 – a 14% increase on 2004 figures.

New clients added to the growing community of successful online businesses using Shopcreator’s e-commerce software during 2005 include; ASDA, Barker & Stonehouse, Classic Mail Order, Guthy Renker, Helly Hansen Direct, Marie Curie, Premier Sports, RSPB, Scottish Linen, TJ Hughes, Tetrosyl, and Vinceremos Wines.

Shopcreator CEO Andy Kitchener commented: “2005 has been a pivotal year for e-business. The increasing numbers of confident e-shoppers, combined with the investment in next generation sites by many of our clients, has created a strong uplift in site traffic, conversion ratios and average transaction values (ATVs). Multi-channel retailers have seen online ATVs racing ahead of those in-store or through mail order – clearly positioning the online channel as the most effective way to increase sales and drive efficiencies.“

He concludes: “2006 will see us launching a series of enhanced products and services, in our continued mission to offer best-practice e-business solutions to the UK’s retailers."

For further details please contact;

Alison Chapel
Tel: 0113 201 8181

Published on: 12:00AM on 31st January 2006