Yoox increased first-half sales by 35.9 percent to €131.2 million but net profits slipped by 12.7 percent to €2.9 million. Earnings were affected by depreciation and amortization connected to investments in an automated distribution platform, the opening of a new office in Milan, the expansion of premises in Bologna and the start-up of operations in China. The number of monthly visitors averaged 9.2 million during the six-month period compared with 8.1 million a year earlier, while the number of active clients, who placed at least one order over the past 12 months, increased to 698,000 from 532,000. The number of orders increased to 961,000 from 717,000 a year earlier and the average order value fell to €173 from €174.Image25214.PNG