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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PCI Pal launches PCI Pal Digital for omnichannel payment security

PCI Pal launches PCI Pal Digital for omnichannel payment security

The new solution delivers PCI compliance for payments across digital channels including webchat, social media, email and SMS

eBay, O2, Sainsbury’s, Halfords, Nandos set to speak at the UK’s no. 1 digital retail show

eBay, O2, Sainsbury’s, Halfords, Nandos set to speak at the UK’s no. 1 digital retail show

Retail professionals from eBay, O2, Sainsbury’s, Halfords, Nandos and Depop are among the big brand speakers at IRX (InternetRetailing Expo), the UK’s no. 1 digital retail show taking place on 1 & 2 April 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Recommerce, green data and sub-contracted intelligence; A peak into the new eCommerce decade

Recommerce, green data and sub-contracted intelligence; A peak into the new eCommerce decade

As we enter mankind’s most digital decade, Wunderman Thompson Commerce (WTC) has released its Futures 2020 report, showcasing some of the biggest current trends in eCommerce.

India’s e-commerce market set to surpass US$91bn in 2023, says GlobalData

India’s e-commerce market set to surpass US$91bn in 2023, says GlobalData

The overall transaction value of the Indian e-commerce market is projected to grow from INR3.4 trillion (US$49bn) in 2019 to INR6.3 trillion (US$91bn) in 2023, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

2020: The year that will kick off a thriving decade in retail

2020: The year that will kick off a thriving decade in retail

By Simon Brennan, VP Europe, Engage Hub.

It has been one of the most tumultuous decades in the history of retail. 2019 will end with nearly 6,000 stores across the UK closing their doors as the industry is dusting itself off and searching for strategies that will provide a more prosperous future.

Manhattan Associates and IHL Group survey reveals the key to maximising omnichannel profits

Manhattan Associates and IHL Group survey reveals the key to maximising omnichannel profits

A recent survey byManhattan Associates Inc. and IHL Group has uncovered a strong correlation between omnichannel fulfilment maturity and margins.

Contextual commerce, loyalty, sustainability and payment preference will dominate eCommerce agendas in 2020, says Tryzens

Contextual commerce, loyalty, sustainability and payment preference will dominate eCommerce agendas in 2020, says Tryzens

2019 saw the retail sector continue to battle to keep ahead in an environment of rapid market, technological and consumer behaviour changes. Couple that with disrupted spending habits, both in terms of level of spend and the channels consumers prefer to buy through, as well as rising costs, the UK uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and increased international competition, it all added up to another challenging year for retailers.

From Brexit to omni-channel fulfilment – a year-in-review for online retail

From Brexit to omni-channel fulfilment – a year-in-review for online retail

By Joe Farrell, VP of international operations at PFS. 

Amidst ongoing political turbulence and the continued transformation of the modern high street, 2019 was a challenging year for retail to say the least. Brexit uncertainty, combined with the growing customer demand for sustainability and superior levels of customer service, has put substantial pressure on embattled retailers.

Elastic Path acquires Moltin

Elastic Path acquires Moltin

Elastic Path, the provider of headless commerce solutions, acquired commerce technology company Moltin to create what is claimed to be the industry’s only commerce platform that enables every business leader to quickly and easily leverage microservices to gain a competitive advantage in the market.

Online spending partly rescues dismal December

Online spending partly rescues dismal December

ONS retail sales figures for December saw overall sales fall 0.6% against November. But a strong showing from department store web sales saved Christmas for many retailers says ParcelHero.

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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