- More than half of retailers surveyed (66 percent) were out-of-stock of particular products last Christmas, with clothing (52 percent), food and drink (44 percent) and electrical goods (44 percent) most commonly out-of-stock. With 41 percent of consumers surveyed stating that they plan to go to a competing website or retailer to get the Christmas gift they want, retailers are set to lose as much as £1.7 billion to competitors this Christmas.
- On average, retailers who were affected by stock-outs could not fulfill 21 percent of Christmas orders due to a lack of product availability – leading to a potential overall revenue loss of £147 million through missed sales opportunities.
UK Retailers' Christmas Gamble Fails As Stock-Outs Could Cost 1.87bn Pounds Sterling In Lost Opportunities This Christmas
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