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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Flawed customer experiences cost British retailers £102 billion

Flawed customer experiences cost British retailers £102 billion

New data released by Adyen, the payments platform provider, has revealed that flawed customer experiences cost British retailers up to £102 billion in lost sales each year.

SEGRO supports growth of online retailer Magic Madhouse at Great Cambridge Industrial Estate

SEGRO supports growth of online retailer Magic Madhouse at Great Cambridge Industrial Estate

Magic Madhouse, a specialist online retailer of trading cards and board games, has signed to occupy a 16,308 sq ft industrial unit at SEGRO’s Great Cambridge Industrial Estate, Enfield.

Beyond the ‘Buy Now’ button: How brands can prepare for social commerce success

Beyond the ‘Buy Now’ button: How brands can prepare for social commerce success

By Joe Farrell, Vice President of International Operations at PFS.

In today’s increasingly digital world, consumer expectations are growing. Technological and social advances have transformed the way customers interact with brands, and a rise in internet shopping has meant that customers now expect access to goods instantaneously.

ParcelHero says 24-hour round-the-clock deliveries are the future of e-commerce

ParcelHero says 24-hour round-the-clock deliveries are the future of e-commerce

Amazon’s $800 million investment in free next-day deliveries may be making headlines, but the home delivery expert ParelHero says same-day 24/7 deliveries are the future of e-commerce.

Top retailers failing to capitalise on growing social media influence

Top retailers failing to capitalise on growing social media influence

An industry report has found that almost a fifth of leading UK e-retailers are missing out on potential sales due to a lack of connection with their customers’ extended social circles. These figures have worsened since a similar study was carried out 12 months beforehand.

Visualsoft ties up contract renewal with Daniel Footwear

Visualsoft ties up contract renewal with Daniel Footwear

eCommerce and digital marketing agency, Visualsoft, has announced a contract renewal with premium fashion company Daniel Footwear, extending their partnership for a further two years.

Oracle Cloud is in Fashion for Global Retailer Gap Inc.

Oracle Cloud is in Fashion for Global Retailer Gap Inc.

Following the success of Oracle’s Retail Cloud at INTERMIX, Banana Republic is the latest Gap Inc. brand to go live on the solutions. Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand available online and in over 600 company-operated and franchise retail locations worldwide.

What social networks deliver greatest benefit to fashion ecommerce?

What social networks deliver greatest benefit to fashion ecommerce?

Fashion retailers understand that social media plays an important role in driving awareness, traffic and orders. However, given the complex shopping journey of today’s fashion consumer, it’s difficult to clearly identify the relative merits of different social networks – particularly as the networks themselves are continuing to evolve and introduce new features.

Adyen study shows the value of omnichannel shoppers for retailers

Adyen study shows the value of omnichannel shoppers for retailers

New data released by Adyen, the payments platform of choice for many leading companies, highlights the value of unified commerce to retailers. Its report The Unified Commerce Indexanalyses data across its global payments platform, which processed €159 billion in transactions in 2018.

Figures show internet retailing continues to rise throughout March

Figures show internet retailing continues to rise throughout March

Today’s ONS retail sales figures revealed that online spending continues to rise. The percentage of online purchases has risen by 8.0 per cent in March 2019 in comparison to March 2018.

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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