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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Peoplevox e-book offers free guidance to hard-pressed e-commerce retailers

Peoplevox e-book offers free guidance to hard-pressed e-commerce retailers

Peoplevox, the e-commerce warehouse and fulfilment software specialist, has announced the availability of 'The Practical Guide to Scaling your Warehouse'.

Emojis only prompt 1 in 20 GB consumers to engage with a brand

Emojis only prompt 1 in 20 GB consumers to engage with a brand

Following the arrival of 70 new emojis on devices across the country this month, new research from marketing automation suite Pure360 has highlighted that while the majority of GB consumers are keen to use these graphics in their messages to friends and family, far fewer are amenable to brands using them in their marketing messages.

Augmented reality facilitates on-the-spot purchase boost

Augmented reality facilitates on-the-spot purchase boost

Giving consumers access to technology that allows them to visualise products at home before purchasing makes them more likely to part with their money, new research has found.

Despite digital demands, shoppers still value traditional in-store customer service, new report reveals

Despite digital demands, shoppers still value traditional in-store customer service, new report reveals

Despite the digital demands connected consumers now expect in their omnichannel shopping journeys, the values of traditional customer service and human interaction prove key motivations for consumers choosing to shop in-store, a new report by PCMS, a global provider of unified commerce solutions, reveals.

Buying online for home delivery: UK consumers have never had it so good, but the pressure is on retailers to juggle multiple services, Centiro warns

Buying online for home delivery: UK consumers have never had it so good, but the pressure is on retailers to juggle multiple services, Centiro warns

UK consumers have never had it so good when it comes to home delivery, but the pressure is on retailers to juggle multiple delivery services to guarantee success at Christmas, according to delivery management expert Centiro.

Digital, real-time and predictive: research reveals future of retail marketing

Digital, real-time and predictive: research reveals future of retail marketing

New research by SaaS technology company, Eagle Eye, has found that personalisation is no longer a bonus but a marketing necessity. Some 75% of consumers say they are unhappy with generic offers and 81% consider relevance to be the most influential factor in whether they redeem promotions.

Why retailers must embrace the 'Integration of Things'

Why retailers must embrace the 'Integration of Things'

By Guy Murphy, industry technology evangelist, MuleSoft. E-commerce is thriving in the UK. According to IMRG, £133 billion was spent online in 2016—a number expected to increase by 14 percent this year largely due to sales made on smartphones.

Online ads are killing traditional media: Here's how retailers can avoid dying with it

Online ads are killing traditional media: Here's how retailers can avoid dying with it

By Declan Kennedy, StitcherAds CEO.

Historically, the Internet's ability to rapidly disseminate news has made newspapers and magazines obsolete, with the demise of print ads following suit.

Make sure the bad guys don't get what they're hoping for this Christmas

Make sure the bad guys don't get what they're hoping for this Christmas

By Stephen Keenan, Managing Director of Large Enterprise at Verizon.

It's approaching that time of year again. Summer is over and the festive season is just around the corner. This period is crucial to many retail and hospitality businesses, and they are crossing their fingers that 2017 will be a bumper year.

Ahlsell strengthens position within online sales

Ahlsell strengthens position within online sales

Ahlsell Sverige AB has signed an agreement to acquire Proffsmagasinet AB (Proffsmagasinet), a leading Nordic e-commerce business within tools and supplies with annual sales of approximately 260 MSEK.

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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