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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Thomas Cook set to fly high with ATG

Thomas Cook set to fly high with ATG

ATG, provider of e-commerce solutions, has announced that Thomas Cook UK & Ireland is using ATG to power their thomascook.com website.

Web Store 2.0 from Xsilva provides retailers with a powerful and simple e-commerce solution

Web Store 2.0 from Xsilva provides retailers with a powerful and simple e-commerce solution

Xsilva Systems Inc. is now shipping LightSpeed Web Store 2.0, providing retailers with a host of powerful new features to better manage their online presence.

Speed-Trap report highlights gap between multi-channel aspirations and reality

Speed-Trap report highlights gap between multi-channel aspirations and reality

While the vast majority of organisations recognise the importance of combining online and offline marketing activity to maximise sales opportunities, today only 16% actually achieve that objective.

Women in e-commerce buck the trend

Women in e-commerce buck the trend

There has been a sharp rise in the number of women starting e-commerce businesses since the credit crunch began, according to one of the UKs leading independent online payment service providers.

New encryption tool is 'a trillion times stronger than credit cards'

New encryption tool is 'a trillion times stronger than credit cards'

With the recent furore over email security in mind, CPL Systems has launched "Person To Person" (PTP) software to encrypt confidential emails.

YESpay and Valitor sign strategic agreement

YESpay and Valitor sign strategic agreement

Valitor has entered the UK through a strategic partnership with global payment services provider YESpay, to cut the cost of payment processing.

Shop Direct Group to boost web presence with ATG

Shop Direct Group to boost web presence with ATG

Shop Direct will deploy ATGs e-commerce suite across its multiple sites and brands to deliver faster and more agile web applications

iForce leads the way for online retail in 2009

iForce leads the way for online retail in 2009

During 2009 it will be vital for retailers to have a strong on-line presence when all indications are that the high street will be under significant pressure.

Will social networking drive customer service in the future?

Will social networking drive customer service in the future?

Although Salesforce.com has been the poster child for successful on-demand software vendors, the company has the long-term vision to see that, in order to continue its stellar growth pace, it needs to expand into new areas.

iForce proves popularity of online retail

iForce proves popularity of online retail

During 2008, e-fulfilment and returns logistics businesses, iForce, added significant new clients, such as Sainsbury's, to join its existing portfolio that includes John Lewis Direct, Boots.com, House of Fraser and Fortnum & Mason.

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.