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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Card fraud continues to plague UK businesses, but what is the real picture?

Card fraud continues to plague UK businesses, but what is the real picture?

The latest fraud figures released by APACS show that the annual level of Card Not Present fraud in the UK has risen once again

Internet the most important tool for small business survival according to latest research

It had barely been invented when the UK was last in recession, but less than 20 years later, the Internet is providing a life line to small businesses fighting the recession.

Next Generation Multichannel Retail Issues

Long Tall Sally and Royal Mail will be joining Portaltech to discuss key developments in online retailing at Internet World 2009

Iceland signs 11.5 million deal with Getronics

Seven year contract signed for all outsourced IT.

The Old Treehouse adds e-commerce to a successful store formula

The Old Treehouse adds e-commerce to a successful store formula

Now supported by an integrated multi-channel solution from Cybertill.

Measure digital marketing performance with Digi-products real-time online reporting

Every time a customer clicks a link in an email generated with Digi-products, the sender is automatically informed about who is taking action and what they are looking at.

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.

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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