Internet Retailing

Online shopping or e-shopping is a form of electronic commerce which allows consumers to directly buy goods or services from a seller over the Internet using a web browser.  Alternative names are: e-web-store, e-shop, e-store, Internet shop, web-shop, web-store,  online store, online storefront and virtual store. Mobile commerce (or m-commerce) describes  purchasing from an online retailer's mobile optimized online site or app.

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Black Friday online demand to peak at 8am, up 55% on the daily average

Black Friday online demand to peak at 8am, up 55% on the daily average

Online demand on Black Friday will peak at 8am on 24 November, up 55% on the daily average, according to Summit, specialists in online retailing, with just under 50% of Black Friday visits taking place before midday.

New online retail tool ‘proven to optimise sales in record time’

New online retail tool ‘proven to optimise sales in record time’

Optiseller is a new online retail tool which reviews over 50m products each week.

Retail 2.0: Is there a comeback on the cards for bricks and mortar stores?

Retail 2.0: Is there a comeback on the cards for bricks and mortar stores?

By Danny Molhoek, Managing Director & Country General Manager of Lexmark UK and Ireland.

Ask the modern consumer where they shop and they'll most likely respond with a handful of online retailers, along with maybe one or two shopping malls.

Procurement and supply chain jobs up 13% in the UK year on year

Procurement and supply chain jobs up 13% in the UK year on year

The latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index has revealed that procurement and supply chain vacancies have risen across the UK, with the number of jobs available in the third quarter of 2017 up 7% compared to the same time last year.

Test for success – preparing for Cyber Monday

Test for success – preparing for Cyber Monday

By Sven Hammar, CSO and co-founder, Apica.

The major calendar events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 are approaching, and online retailers need to ensure that they are prepared for a sharp increase in customer traffic.

UK's preference for physical media overtakes love of digital downloads, as 18 - 24 year olds power the resurgence

UK's preference for physical media overtakes love of digital downloads, as 18 - 24 year olds power the resurgence

Physical media is the nation's entertainment format of choice once more, with 52% of Brits preferring physical books, music, film/TV and video games to digital downloads, according to eBay's Guide to Physical Media, released today.

Next day fulfilment no longer adds value to connected shoppers

Next day fulfilment no longer adds value to connected shoppers

Next-day delivery options no longer add value to connected customers' shopping journeys, a new report by Sorted, the delivery experience company, warns.

Keep Black Friday shopping free of fake goods

Keep Black Friday shopping free of fake goods

MarkMonitor, the enterprise brand protection solutions provider, is advising online shoppers to be more vigilant leading up to Black Friday. In the annual search for bargains and discounted goods, consumers are more at risk when it comes to unintentionally buying counterfeit goods.

Eurostop continues success in Asia with new retail customers

Eurostop continues success in Asia with new retail customers

Eurostop has signed up two independent fashion retailers in Singapore, Echo of Nature and Design and Comfort (D & C), both have selected Eurostop's connected retail solution for their businesses.

Staxter and Wirecard launch new mobile ecosystem for e-commerce and value-added services

Staxter and Wirecard launch new mobile ecosystem for e-commerce and value-added services

Aschheim (Munich). Wirecard, the international payment and internet technology provider, is collaborating with Staxter who will launch an e-commerce and value-added service platform soon.

Omni-Channel Retailing is the evolution of Multi-Channel Retailing, but is concentrated more on a seamless approach to the consumer experience through all available shopping channels, i.e. mobile internet devices, computers, brick-and-mortar, television, radio, direct mail, catalog and so on. Retailers are meeting the new customer demands by deploying specialized supply chain strategy software. To use all channels simultaneously, retailers using an omni- channel approach will track customers across all channels, not just one or two.

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