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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Are you ready for the mobile ecommerce revolution? How and why your platform needs to be smartphone optimised

Are you ready for the mobile ecommerce revolution? How and why your platform needs to be smartphone optimised

By Branwell Moffat, Director of Commerce Consulting at Envoy Digital, part of the KPS Group.

Consumers love the way mobile enables them to slot online shopping, browsing and product research into their busy day as they sit on the train, wait in line for a coffee or kill time between appointments.

How parcel service delivery has evolved in 2019

How parcel service delivery has evolved in 2019

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

Parcel service delivery has evolved significantly in recent years, especially as online sales continue to soar, the demand for parcel delivery has gone up in parallel.

Consumer confidence remains low as companies look to provide a human touch

Consumer confidence remains low as companies look to provide a human touch

Consumer confidence remains flat in Q2 amid continued economic uncertainty, according to the Deloitte Consumer Tracker Survey.

Amazon Prime Day has ended – Futuresource explains how its daily price tracking service witnessed the greatest online event of projector deals yet

Amazon Prime Day has ended – Futuresource explains how its daily price tracking service witnessed the greatest online event of projector deals yet

By Victoria Tselykh, Information Analyst, Futuresource.

When people think of Amazon Prime Day, home projection may not be the first tech category that comes to mind but the etailer, online retail in general in fact, has grown to become a key channel for projector sales.

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.

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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