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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Returns to increase because of social media shopping

Returns to increase because of social media shopping

Growing social media commerce will cause one-in-five online shoppers to return more items, according to new research from international logistics company Advanced Supply Chain Group.

Research of 2,000 online shoppers shows 34% will make more impulse buys as social media sites make it easier to buy products direct through in-platform selling tools.

Tis nearly the season to be jolly

Tis nearly the season to be jolly

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

As the kids return to school after half-term and with Halloween and Bonfire Night behind us, we are now well and truly on the countdown to Christmas and retailers are in the midst of gearing up for Peak Season.

Black Friday: more than a bargain

Black Friday: more than a bargain

By David Griffiths, Senior Product Marketing & Strategy Manager, Adjuno.

It’s that time of year again. Retailers should now be in full swing with their Black Friday and Cyber Monday preparations as they look to build on the success of last year’s shopping phenomenon. In fact, Black Friday brought in $6.2 billion in online sales last year, a growth of 23.6%, with over 165 million people shopping over the weekend.

Invisible payments to take the stage as the new commerce norm

Invisible payments to take the stage as the new commerce norm

Payvision, a global fintech and omnichannel payments provider, has released a new ebook exploring the future of commerce payments. The research looks into how the next generation of payments is reinventing the shopping experience, giving merchants clear insight into key strategic retail trends.

A third of “gold” jewellery sold online in the UK is suspected as fake, warns the British Hallmarking Council

A third of “gold” jewellery sold online in the UK is suspected as fake, warns the British Hallmarking Council

A third of ‘gold’ jewellery being sold online is suspected to be unhallmarked and therefore may be fake, raising concerns that UK consumers are being duped by internet traders, according to data released from the British Hallmarking Council (the UK’s hallmarking body) and the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office.

Cavender’s adopts TrueCommerce ecUtopia EDI solution

Cavender’s adopts TrueCommerce ecUtopia EDI solution

TrueCommerce, a global provider of trading partner connectivity, integration and unified commerce solutions, has announced that Cavender's, a premier specialty retailer of Western and work footwear, apparel and accessories for the American South and Southwest, has adopted its TrueCommerce ecUtopia EDI platform to seamlessly collaborate with their entire supplier community and boost supply chain efficiency.

Velocity Commerce offers Christmas convenience with next-day delivery for late night festive shoppers

Velocity Commerce offers Christmas convenience with next-day delivery for late night festive shoppers

Velocity Commerce, the online retail specialist based in Cambridge, UK, has announced that during December 2019 it will offer next-day delivery on all orders placed up until 9pm. To offer this festive fulfilment service, Velocity has worked with Royal Mail to organise an additional collection from its warehouse at 10pm during the Christmas period.

Sweet dreams are made of this: KPS picks up four award wins for its work with Dreams

Sweet dreams are made of this: KPS picks up four award wins for its work with Dreams

KPS, the UK-based eCommerce and transformation agency specialising in SAP Hybris and SAP Commerce Cloud, has been decorated with four awards for its work with Dreams, the specialist bed retailer.

The White Label World Expo UK

The White Label World Expo UK

The White Label World Expo is the leading online retail sourcing show, making it the perfect destination for manufacturers to showcase their products to a rapidly growing market. Based in four countries over three continents, it truly is a global event reaching a truly global audience.

Personalisation: a force for good in the world of retail, champions Cohaesus

Personalisation: a force for good in the world of retail, champions Cohaesus

According to Gartner, by 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) will identify online shopping as an addictive disorder. It predicts that a key driver will stem from retailers increasingly deploying AI and personalisation tactics, designed to drive greater awareness and engagement of products and services amongst consumers. 

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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