September 3, 2004, 12:00 AM

Sharper Image’s web sales grow 35% in August while total sales are up 16%

August’s Internet sales at Sharper Image Corp. increased 35% to $6.2 million from last August`s $4.6 million, the company reports. Total sales in August were up 16% to $43.3 million from last August`s $37.2 million.

 

August’s Internet sales at Sharper Image Corp. increased 35% to $6.2 million from last August`s $4.6 million, the company reports. Total sales in August were up 16% to $43.3 million from last August`s $37.2 million. The web accounted for 14.3% of August sales vs. 12.3% a year ago.

Total store sales increased 12% in August to $26 million from last August`s $23.3 million. Comparable store sales decreased by 6%. Catalog/direct marketing sales increased 19% to $11.1 million from $9.4 million.

For the seven months ending Aug. 31, Internet sales increased 35% to $52.8 million from last year`s $39.1 million. Total sales increased 25% to $341.4 million from last year`s $272.2 million. In the seven months, the Internet accounted for 15.5% of all sales vs. 14.4% a year ago.

Total store sales increased 20% to $193.4 million from $161.3 million. Comparable store sales increased 3%. Catalog/direct marketing sales increased 32% to $95.2 million from last year`s $71.9 million.

 

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