There has been little movement at the top of our retail 500 survey since the last quarter of 2011, confirming our view that smart companies are clearly committing resources to their websites in a tough trading environment.
The rapid move up our chart for Q1 of companies like Costco,Dreams and Claire's Accessories supports this view.
Exceedingly high scores were recorded this time for top-of-table DFS, followed by clothing retailers Anoushka and posh shirtmaker Turnbull and Asser. DFS, with a score of 9.7 out of a possible ten, scores nearly perfectly on Quality, User Experience, Accessibility, Performance and SEO capability.
Latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index reveal that shoppers in the UK spent a total of £6bn online during January, equivalent to £118 per person.