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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eRetailing, telematics and service aggregation boost evolution of global automotive aftermarket in 2017

eRetailing, telematics and service aggregation boost evolution of global automotive aftermarket in 2017

The global automotive aftermarket is rapidly evolving. While technological enablers in eRetailing, telematics, and service aggregation will facilitate the evolution of traditional business models and transform the market into a digital and connected ecosystem, multiple opportunities exist in parts and service retailing due to steady growth in worldwide vehicles in operation (VIO).

Gearing up for the busy period: what to expect from Black Friday 2017

Gearing up for the busy period: what to expect from Black Friday 2017

By Sangeetha Narasimhan, Marketing Manager, UK at Ingenico ePayments.

In Europe, Black Friday is a big deal. We've witnessed first-hand this American-born phenomenon spread first across the Atlantic and then move online.

Counterfeit consumer goods online pose risk to shoppers’ health

Counterfeit consumer goods online pose risk to shoppers’ health

New research from MarkMonitor, the enterprise brand protection solutions provider, reveals counterfeit goods still pose a significant risk to consumers.

Retailers must be ‘peak-proof’ well-ahead of time to maximise revenue

Retailers must be ‘peak-proof’ well-ahead of time to maximise revenue

With only 4 months to go, this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday are set to be even bigger following the positive eCommerce figures seen last year, with retailers such as Joseph & Joseph, Jack Wills and The Works reporting huge increases in sales.

Retailer Alert: the EU data privacy landscape has already changed

Retailer Alert: the EU data privacy landscape has already changed

With less than a year to go before organisations which process, use or exchange consumers' personal data within the EU need to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), eCommerce systems integrator Tryzens has highlighted how this new directive will impact retailers, and what key steps brands will need to take to mitigate the impact when the regulation becomes enforced from 25th May 2018.

New E-commerce fulfilment survey finds evidence of retailer growing pains

New E-commerce fulfilment survey finds evidence of retailer growing pains

Business is booming for e-commerce retailers according to a new global market study announced by Peoplevox, a leading expert e-commerce Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider.

Christmas Comes Early: Five ecommerce tools retailers need to implement in July to be ready for the festive season

Christmas Comes Early: Five ecommerce tools retailers need to implement in July to be ready for the festive season

By Chris Boaz, Head of Marketing at PCA Predict (a GBG Company).

Retailers around the UK know that summer is the ideal time to begin the build-up to the Christmas season. When should they start though? Considering that 26% of UK consumers begin hunting for the perfect Christmas gifts come August, July would seem like the ideal time to prepare.

Delivering commerce without compromise

Delivering commerce without compromise

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO of NetDespatch.

We are living in an era of e-commerce instant gratification. Not meaning to again pillage that most frequently referenced and at times derided generation, but millennials and their demand for 'right here, right now' are very much driving and shaping the future of retail.

Digital Christmas In July – Now is the time to prepare your e-commerce site for the 2017 festive season

Digital Christmas In July – Now is the time to prepare your e-commerce site for the 2017 festive season

By Tobias Dreyschultze, Senior Performance Engineer at digital performance intelligence company Catchpoint Systems.

"What's in it for me?": Three quarters of UK shoppers say they get nothing in return for sharing their personal data with brands

"What's in it for me?": Three quarters of UK shoppers say they get nothing in return for sharing their personal data with brands

Loyalty marketing agency ICLP today reveals that 71% of British shoppers do not feel that it's worth sharing their personal data with brands, and 48% don't believe that their personal information will be treated with respect.

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.