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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Metapack enables retailers to keep trading during COVID-19 disruption with Ship-from-Store solution

Metapack enables retailers to keep trading during COVID-19 disruption with Ship-from-Store solution

Metapack, the eCommerce delivery technology provider, has announced that over 10 retailers have now deployed its Ship-from-Store solution, enabling them to transform physical stores into mini distribution centres and keep trading during the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Scurri named among 50 global tech start-ups powering the new retail era

Scurri named among 50 global tech start-ups powering the new retail era

Scurri, the cloud-based software provider that connects and optimises the eCommerce ordering, shipping, and delivery process has been named among the top 50 retail tech start-ups operating globally, according to a new report published by RWRC – home of Retail Week and World Retail Congress.

Getting your high street online

Getting your high street online

StoreKit has produced free software for independent restaurants, shops, and other businesses, to transform themselves into online cash stores during the pandemic.

DivideBuy opens up offering to support smaller retail businesses during COVID-19

DivideBuy opens up offering to support smaller retail businesses during COVID-19

DivideBuy, the LendTech company, has opened its interest-free credit solution up to online retail businesses with upwards of £100k annual turnover in a bid to help these smaller retailers attract customers during and beyond the coronavirus outbreak.

March high street retail sales figures look bleak as online sales get a boost

March high street retail sales figures look bleak as online sales get a boost

Shoppers may never return to the high street after lockdown, warns the home delivery firm ParcelHero, as March ONS retail sales results show e-commerce sales rose 12.5% YOY in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Post Covid-19 will the omnichannel model still be relevant?

Post Covid-19 will the omnichannel model still be relevant?

What can retailers learn from the lockdown and could it be the death-knell of the store, asks Tania Oakey, a retail expert at software vendor Cegid?

Business will never be the same again after Coronavirus. In the UK, a report from the Centre of Retail Research has predicted that over 20,000 stores will never reopen due to the damage caused by the pandemic on retail and consumer spending.

Travel website founder pools team resources to support local businesses with innovative digital voucher scheme

Travel website founder pools team resources to support local businesses with innovative digital voucher scheme

Founder of much-lauded familytraveller.com, Andrew Dent, today announces the launch of a not-for-profit website aimed at helping smaller local businesses to survive the enforced Covid-19 lockdown. Amidst widespread economic downturn, Dent has pooled resources with industry contacts to provide a vital route-to-cashflow for local enterprises.

Global fashion retailer ramps up e-commerce strategy following tech tie-up

Global fashion retailer ramps up e-commerce strategy following tech tie-up

Global apparel and lingerie retailer Huber is set to significantly grow its £145million revenue as part of a new three-year e-commerce strategy.

British retailers urged to prepare for growth in the Chinese e-commerce market post Coronavirus

British retailers urged to prepare for growth in the Chinese e-commerce market post Coronavirus

Digital commerce firm JGOO is urging more British retailers to prepare to target the Chinese market, as it believes China could enjoy strong economic growth following the news that it believes it has passed the peak of the coronavirus epidemic.

Italian fashion industry begins road to recovery with 18% increase in consumer purchases

Italian fashion industry begins road to recovery with 18% increase in consumer purchases

The last three months have seen a dramatic drop in purchases from Italian fashion retailers online, but the country’s fashion brands seem to be over the worst. That’s according to new data from ccinsight.org, the daily Covid-19 Commerce tracker from data technology firm Emarsys.

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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