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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Christmas 2016: How cloud is critical in 2017

Christmas 2016: How cloud is critical in 2017

Christmas retail figures can cast a spell of hope or despair for the year ahead when they are finally made public in January.

Digital drivers: bringing curated commerce into the store

Digital drivers: bringing curated commerce into the store

By Raj Parmar, Marketing Director at Box Technologies.

When it comes to choice in retail sometimes less is more. The online retailers that kicked-started the trend for curated shopping back in 2012 understood this, and they continue to reap the benefits today.

Snapfulfil provides simplehuman with 'tools for efficient warehousing'

Snapfulfil provides simplehuman with 'tools for efficient warehousing'

simplehuman – the multi-award winning designer and manufacturer of 'tools for efficient living' – has gone live with the Snapfulfil Cloud WMS.

The technology making retail personal

The technology making retail personal

By Daniel Domberger, Partner at Livingstone.

The rise of e-commerce is putting unprecedented pressure on bricks-and-mortar retailers to up their game.

The five ecommerce spikes of Christmas - and how to learn from them for 2017

The five ecommerce spikes of Christmas - and how to learn from them for 2017

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

The festive period is always a busy one for retailers and 2016 proved to be no different. Once again, retailers in the UK witnessed a 15% increase in online sales.

Conversational commerce: why the future of retail convenience lies in messaging apps and chatbots

Conversational commerce: why the future of retail convenience lies in messaging apps and chatbots

Consumer engagement is about to take another seismic leap, as a new wave of conversation commerce technologies is about to reshape the way we shop, explains SQLI CEO, Kevin Ludford.

The retail sector has made enormous investment in bringing digital and physical channels closer together in recent years, in order to better serve the end consumer.

Why 95% of your website visitors don't buy, and what you can do about it

Why 95% of your website visitors don't buy, and what you can do about it

E-commerce is more competitive than ever before, with online retailers spending billions of pounds each year on pay-per-click, online advertising, social media and SEO campaigns to tempt people to visit their websites.

Axel Arigato brings flagship store experience to online customers worldwide using GoInStore

Axel Arigato brings flagship store experience to online customers worldwide using GoInStore

Handcrafted designer trainers brand Axel Arigato is now using first-person shopping technology from GoInStore to serve global shoppers in real-time from debut UK shop

Sionic Mobile supercharges its ION Commerce Engine with IBM Watson Analytics

Sionic Mobile supercharges its ION Commerce Engine with IBM Watson Analytics

Sionic Mobile has announced its award-winning ION Commerce Engine (ICE) now features automated data analysis and data-driven dashboards powered by IBM Watson Analytics, enabling partners and retailers to better engage and connect with millions of Mobile Rewards App users nationwide.

OnBuy adds new tier to support smaller retailers

OnBuy adds new tier to support smaller retailers

The marketplace, which has already signed up sellers offering 2.4m product lines since its launch at the beginning of November, has launched "Onbuy Basic Seller" in response to feedback from customers.

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.