The UK’s lockdown spending shifts to looking & feeling GREAT!

As part of its ongoing data insights research, new data from e-commerce platform RedBrain.com reveals exactly what the UK was searching for and buying during last weeks Covid-19 lockdown (w/c 13th April) and the results are FABULOUS:

  • Hair Scissors demand up over 3000%
  • Hair curlers demand up over 800%
  • Manicure glue demand up over 600%
  • False nails demand up over 500%

 

As the Covid-19 crisis continues and we begin to deal with our “new normal” of lockdown, RedBrain data shows the UK’s focus online has shifted away from the early weeks of panic buying foods, exercise equipment and dealing with entertaining the kids to wanting to look and feel fantastic for themselves but also their partners!

Here are the UK’s TOP 50 most in demand products for last week (13th April 2020):

 

Rank Category Impressions % Conversions %
1 Hair Scissors 3439.45 487.97
2 Fishing Nets 1171.28 3049.36
3 Garden Pot Saucers & Trays 931.38 45.32
4 Exercise Balls 849.21 620.65
5 Hair Curlers 838.36 379.87
6 Manicure Glue 683.68 193.14
7 Medical Gloves 671.31 161.45
8 Nail Art Kits & Accessories 669.42 463.47
9 Space Heaters 594.26 335.53
10 Music & Sound Recordings 555.72 173.39
11 False Nails 548.59 324.44
12 Tackle Bags & Boxes 445.66 2993.1
13 Hair Pins, Claws & Clips 434.4 339.78
14 Vibration Exercise Machines 421.23 3373.4
15 Cuticle Creams & Oils 384.51 1606.99
16 Bicycle Child Seats 367.61 123.3
17 Elliptical Trainers 322.23 98.13
18 Facial Pore Strips 319.72 54.84
19 Air Purifiers 306.48 100.14
20 Nail Tools 299.53 45.55
21 Combs & Brushes 272.59 158.02
22 Lingerie 266.79 63.24
23 Toy Kitchens & Play Food 251.46 27.6
24 Hosiery 249.35 99.64
25 Waxing Kits & Supplies 244.7 88.73
26 Feminine Douches & Washes 242.75 101.44
27 Pipe Connectors 235.6 175.83
28 Pruning Shears 232.83 295.41
29 Fresh & Frozen Vegetables 230.56 3783.3
30 Hedge Trimmers 212.15 33.7
31 Pressure Washer Accessories 202.27 -21.11
32 Ear Drops 201.67 52.85
33 Paper Towels 193.88 813.72
34 Suspender Belts 192.17 41.25
35 Soap & Lotion Dispensers 191.98 132.59
36 Hair Colouring Accessories 182.47 29.4
37 Skin Care Masks & Peels 173.62 62.6
38 Watering Cans 172 -3.72
39 Sugar & Sweeteners 166.98 158.41
40 Garden Hose Fittings & Valves 165.92 -28.68
41 Lamp Shades 164.26 246.47
42 Heating Radiator Accessories 164.11 64.1
43 Straight Edges 163.42 3308.8
44 Water Filter Cartridges 162.43 15.73
45 Intercoms 157.56 703.92
46 Gardening Trowels 157.44 271.87
47 Makeup Tools 156.73 134.64
48 Wheelbarrows 154.92 162.49
49 Garden Hose Spray Nozzles 154.88 -49.3
50 Underwear 150.49 49.33

(Note:

Impressions show week on week % demand growth. The more ad impressions we have, the more demand there is for the product.

Conversions show week on week change % to actual purchases. Conversions also indicate supply, as people are able to buy the products advertised)

 

Alastair Campbell, Chief Growth Officer for Redbrain comments: “We've seen a huge impact on all our lives recently from COVID-19 with fundamental shifts in online shopping patterns as we try to navigate the 'new normal'. 

It’s easy to think the world has stopped and life is put on hold but our data tells a different story. We are all going through similar experiences and buying lots of the same things, at the same times. 

Our RedBrain Insights offer a view into our changing online shopping habits from initial panic for hygiene and foodstuffs to longer term purchases such as seeds, garden equipment and fitness. Is the nation settling down into the new ’normal’? it’s hard to tell at the moment but the insights into purchasing and volumes certainly show that online retail is evolving but healthy and the UK should certainly have beautiful skin and nails when we emerge from lockdown.”

 

About RedBrain Insights

RedBrain is Google's largest Premium CSS partner. CSS is short for Comparison Shopping Service. Born out of the EU’s near £2bn fine to Google in 2017, Google was forced to open up access to its Google Shopping platform to multiple operators. 

RedBrain now generates over 100 million advert impressions, 3 million clicks and some £5 million in revenue every day for its many thousands of retailer clients. This gives RedBrain unrivalled insight into e-commerce trends.

 

Notes to editors:

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