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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Smart thinking: Smart watches and speakers will be the next retail battleground, says e-commerce expert

Smart thinking: Smart watches and speakers will be the next retail battleground, says e-commerce expert

Apple Watch sales doubled last year, and smart speakers such as Amazon Echo will be a £7bn market within 5 years. But are consumers and retailers ready for the revolution in shopping habits they will bring, asks e-commerce specialist Fastlane International

Retail Pro International warns retailers against digital transformation ‘white elephants’

Retail Pro International warns retailers against digital transformation ‘white elephants’

Retail Pro International, provider of platform retail management software for mid- and top-tier specialty retailers, is warning retailers undertaking digital transformations that they may be left with white elephants if they fail to integrate with the existing ecosystem.

Hitting the mark – new report outlines the best in the email marketing industry

Hitting the mark – new report outlines the best in the email marketing industry

dotmailer, the email marketing platform provider, has released its Hitting the Mark report, a look into the email marketing strategies of 100 influential global retailers.

Coupa scores customer win with JD Sports

Coupa scores customer win with JD Sports

Coupa Software has announced that UK sports fashion retailer, JD Sports Fashion plc (JD), has selected Coupa's cloud-based Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution to integrate with its existing ERP system. By selecting Coupa, JD aims to offer an improved, simpler and more accessible P2P service to its store and office colleagues alike.

Williams Commerce acquires Un.titled

Williams Commerce acquires Un.titled

Williams Commerce, the ecommerce systems integrator and digital marketing specialist, has acquired Leicester based Un.titled for an undisclosed sum.

Connected shopping reaches 'tipping point'

Connected shopping reaches 'tipping point'

New research from retail and shopper marketing agency, Savvy, suggests that the rise of the 'connected shopper' has now reached a tipping point.

1 in 20 online stores has been breached by hackers, new research shows

1 in 20 online stores has been breached by hackers, new research shows

One in 20 online shopping sites has been infiltrated by hackers who are actively stealing customers' payment card details, according to new research by cyber security experts Foregenix.

Insights, take-aways and innovations from IRX and EDX’s seventh successful year

Insights, take-aways and innovations from IRX and EDX’s seventh successful year

Over 5,000 tech-savvy visitors from across the globe came together at the NEC for the co-located InternetRetailing Expo (IRX) and eDelivery Expo (EDX) this year.

Ivalua recognised as Value Leader in eProcurement by Spend Matters

Ivalua recognised as Value Leader in eProcurement by Spend Matters

Ivalua, the global Spend Management Cloud provider was recognised by Spend Matters as Value Leader and Customer Leader in the inaugural eProcurement SolutionMap, which selectively charts eProcurement solution providers and scores them on Solution Capability and Customer Value. Further, Ivalua received highest Customer Score of all 14 vendors.

40% of UK eCommerce sites ‘crash’ during seasonal peaks

40% of UK eCommerce sites ‘crash’ during seasonal peaks

Cogeco Peer 1, provider of colocation, network connectivity, managed hosting, cloud and managed services, has announced the findings of an independently commissioned study, which found that 40% of UK retailers' websites experience downtime during seasonal peaks, such as Easter.

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.