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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COVID was a surprise – Christmas should not be

COVID was a surprise – Christmas should not be

Ian Hall, COO at Atheon Analytics, provider of the SKUtrak platform, shares 3 things to plan now, to maximise Christmas sales in grocery retail.

None of us foresaw COVID, and the impact it would have on panic buying. It feels like a lifetime ago that the shelves had no toilet roll and pasta. But you don’t have to be a retail expert to foresee an uplift in turkeys, alcohol, and mince pies this December.

Ideal Shopping Direct blasts through bullish forecasts

Ideal Shopping Direct blasts through bullish forecasts

Ideal Shopping Direct (ISD), the UK multi-channel home shopping retailer and owner of the Create and Craft and Ideal World TV channel, reports that it has achieved a significant turnaround in the past 12 months; £6.5m profit, 30% ahead of the £5m it predicted earlier in the year.

Minelli speeds up shift towards digital retailing with Cegid's unified commerce platform

Minelli speeds up shift towards digital retailing with Cegid's unified commerce platform

Retail software vendor, Cegid, has signed a new deal to completely overhaul the IT systems at French footwear retailer, Minelli, in a bid to streamline the business and improve the shopping experience for customers.

Clarins gets a personalisation make-over, thanks to real-time marketing solution from Wunderkind

Clarins gets a personalisation make-over, thanks to real-time marketing solution from Wunderkind

Prestige skincare and makeup brand, Clarins, has driven online performance and grown email revenue thanks to a solution from Wunderkind (formerly BounceX), the behavioural marketing technology provider.

How COVID has changed our relationship with waste

How COVID has changed our relationship with waste

Aside from being a traumatic time for all, COVID-19 has changed the trajectory of the world. For one, before the pandemic, it had finally seemed possible to imagine a future without plastic. But, with a global pandemic on our hands, there’s been a need for rigid sanitation and some rapid adaptations to our daily life. With this, our plastic usage has been creeping back up.

Why an Omnichannel Strategy for Retailers as Important as Ever

Why an Omnichannel Strategy for Retailers as Important as Ever

By Ed Smith,freelance writer

Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, you may have read that offline marketing channels such as billboards had seen a significant spike in demand over the last few years.

Five simple ‘health check’ questions which can help unlock supply chain efficiency and resilience

Five simple ‘health check’ questions which can help unlock supply chain efficiency and resilience

Covid-19 has placed global supply chains under unprecedented levels of disruption and uncertainty. From consumers’ stock-piling commodities that left supermarket shelves empty, to supply issues of healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the Supply Chain has never been under the spotlight so much as it gains new found respect.

OnBuy reveals globalisation plans backed by 525 million products

OnBuy reveals globalisation plans backed by 525 million products

OnBuy’s is about to embark on a worldwide scale-up of its eCommerce platform into over 140 countries by 2023, starting with 40 initial sites by year-end 2020. The company forecasts that this move will drive 50x growth within four years.

Digital Goodie and Maginus merge to form Naveo Commerce

Digital Goodie and Maginus merge to form Naveo Commerce

Naveo Commerce has launched as a new company, following the merger of operations between Digital Goodie and Maginus.

‘There’s no need to stockpile,” says ParcelHero

‘There’s no need to stockpile,” says ParcelHero

As online grocers report a spike in orders and shoppers post pictures of newly emptied shelves, ParcelHero says we must all learn the lessons of March and avoid panic-buying ahead of a second coronavirus wave. It also warns pandemic profiteers, who buy cleaning products now to sell at a higher price during lockdown, won’t get away with it a second time.

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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