Retailers demand clearer view of online shopping

The Australian Retailers Association has recommended the Australian Bureau of Statistics disclose more detail on the ‘other’ retail sales category to show the speed in growth of online sales.

The ABS current splits retailing into a number of different categories, such as clothing and household goods. However it does not specifically categorise online sales with the existing groups.

“Online retailing is in the ‘other’ retailing area, so you don’t know what percentage of that ‘other’ retailing is the online,” said Australian Retailers Association executive director Russell Zimmerman.

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