Sales at etailer Asos soared by 104% for the six months to September 30, as it bids to become the UK’s biggest online fashion retailer.
Registered users grew to 1.83 million during the period, up from 1.43m the previous year. Active users - customers who shopped in the last six months - were up to 890,000 from 490,000 last year.
Chief executive Nick Robertson said: “I am pleased to report another strong performance for Asos.com. This strong performance reflects our strategy and the investments we have made, and continue to make, across the business to support our ambitions of becoming the UK’s market leader in online fashion.”
He added: “We remain positive about the long term prospects for Asos and the future of online shopping in general. We believe our business dynamics and customer base should be resilient to the wider economic issues and that online shopping will continue to gain market share. That said, we face tougher second half comparables, and still need to trade through the all important Christmas period before we can accurately assess our performance for the full year.”
Asos will provide a further trading update on November 17 with its interim results for the six months to September 30.