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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How to create a successful fashion marketplace

How to create a successful fashion marketplace

By Philip Hall, Managing Director Europe, CommerceHub.

Online marketplaces are booming in popularity and it’s hardly surprising: they provide an excellent selling channel for brands to attract new customers and allow retailers to expand their offering to appeal to more customers.

Nearly three quarters have abandoned online shopping carts due to shipping

Nearly three quarters have abandoned online shopping carts due to shipping

A new global shipping report by BigCommerce,a leading ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, reveals that almost three quarters (73%) of UK online shoppers have abandoned their cart because they did not like the shipping options available.

The five key steps to delivering a seamless digital retail experience

The five key steps to delivering a seamless digital retail experience

By René Aerdts Chief Technologist – Global Consumer Goods, DXC Technology.

As a result of technically advanced e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, consumer expectation with regards to customised buying experiences and always-on services have skyrocketed.

Nearly three quarters of shoppers have abandoned online shopping carts due to shipping

Nearly three quarters of shoppers have abandoned online shopping carts due to shipping

A new global shipping report by BigCommerce, the ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, reveals that almost three quarters (73%) of UK online shoppers have abandoned their cart because they did not like the shipping options available.

New tech enables safer online transactions by confirming trustworthiness of personal credentials

New tech enables safer online transactions by confirming trustworthiness of personal credentials

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has developed a digital identity exchange technology that makes it possible for individual users and service businesses involved in online transactions to confirm the identity of other parties in transactions.

Optiseller helps eBay sellers with ‘Good‘til cancelled’ policy

Optiseller helps eBay sellers with ‘Good‘til cancelled’ policy

From 1 April this year, eBay introduced its new‘Good ‘til cancelled’ policy for all fixed price listings. This means sellers are not forced to re-list after 10/20/30 days -- the listing will continue indefinitely every 30 days until the item sells out or is manually cancelled.

Linio Colombia and Ingenico ePayments partner up to offer the best online shopping experience

Linio Colombia and Ingenico ePayments partner up to offer the best online shopping experience

Ingenico ePayments, the ecommerce division of Ingenico Group, will provide Linio Colombia with advanced payments services, offering its customers an enhanced shopping experience.

Is digitisation the key to preventing cross-border landed costs from disrupting international ecommerce?

Is digitisation the key to preventing cross-border landed costs from disrupting international ecommerce?

In a time of continued economic and political uncertainty - where threats against global trade either quickly materialise or fizzle out as part of hardline foreign policy negotiations - companies involved in international trade must now contend with an unprecedented amount of uncertainty and risk as the ‘new normal’.

CVAs are fatally wounding our High Streets, warns e-commerce delivery expert

CVAs are fatally wounding our High Streets, warns e-commerce delivery expert

As Monsoon seeks to join the ranks of stores slashing rents through a company voluntary agreement, ParcelHero says CVAs are simply speeding up the demise of High Street shopping and will impact on pension and investment schemes.

eCommerce fulfilment specialist fulfilmentcrowd opens new centre in South Wales

eCommerce fulfilment specialist fulfilmentcrowd opens new centre in South Wales

Chorley-headquartered order fulfilment and eCommerce logistics specialist, fulfilmentcrowd, has announced the opening of its latest service centre in Cwmbran, Wales, in partnership with leading seasonal decorations supplier, Festive Productions Ltd - further strengthening the capacity of its national network.

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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