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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eCommerce sites optimised for Black Friday increased revenue by 330%, says Kooomo

eCommerce sites optimised for Black Friday increased revenue by 330%, says Kooomo

With lockdown restrictions driving an increase in web traffic, retailers who optimised their eCommerce stores for Black Friday secured a 330% increase in average monthly revenue this year. 

A peak on top of peak – Ecommerce revenues rise +144% in November, Wunderkind’s data reveals

A peak on top of peak – Ecommerce revenues rise +144% in November, Wunderkind’s data reveals

Ecommerce revenues saw a ‘peak on top of peak’ during Black Friday week, the latest data from Wunderkind, formerly BounceX’s Marketing Pulse, revealed, with online spending up 144% in November.

The data dilemma - how can retailers avoid losing customer data to commence giants like Amazon

The data dilemma - how can retailers avoid losing customer data to commence giants like Amazon

By Sam Counterman, Director of Marketing, Northern Europe & Global Digital Lead at Selligent.

As the landscape continues to shift, and Amazon profits continue to rise (with a 37% increase reported in its recent third quarter results) it’s never been more important for retailers to assess their Amazon strategy.

Online shopping has changed logistics forever

Online shopping has changed logistics forever

From conveying systems to packing robotics, the logistics and warehousing industry is one that has made use of automation for years to keep ahead of demand. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff UK, the industrial automation control technology supplier, looks at the evolution of warehouse automation technology and new technological innovations helping the logistics industry.

Digital recruitment skyrocketing as organisations increase their online presence

Digital recruitment skyrocketing as organisations increase their online presence

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to re-think their digital strategies, leading to a sheer increase in the demand for digital talent, this is according to ecommerce & digital talent acquisition agency Beringer Tame, which has seen a 100% increase in organisations looking to fill roles in comparison to this time last year.

Retailers’ final Christmas order dates are in meltdown, so shop now, urges ParcelHero

Retailers’ final Christmas order dates are in meltdown, so shop now, urges ParcelHero

Despite High Street stores re-opening, online Christmas orders are still booming. Many stores are now pulling back final order dates to ensure delivery, while others have axed services, warns home delivery expert ParcelHero.

Simplify supply chain complexity and seize the future

Simplify supply chain complexity and seize the future

By Karl H. Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy.com. 

The combination of globalisation, e-commerce and the Internet has blown apart the post-war ‘standard business model’, which saw large companies enjoying ever-greater economies of scale through mass production and mass marketing.

Nursery retailer opens new 48,000 sq ft warehouse amid online sales surge

Nursery retailer opens new 48,000 sq ft warehouse amid online sales surge

Dewsbury-based online baby and nursery retailer, Kiddies Kingdom, is opening a new distribution warehouse in Dewsbury off the back of its best sales period to date.

Retailers step up to digital Black Friday with huge increase in omnichannel marketing, Emarsys finds

Retailers step up to digital Black Friday with huge increase in omnichannel marketing, Emarsys finds

This year’s Black Friday saw a major increase in the use of digital marketing channels compared with 2019 as retailers brought Black Friday to consumers in their homes via their laptops, smartphones and other devices, omnichannel customer engagement company Emarsys finds.

Overcoming adversity and achieving eCommerce success

Overcoming adversity and achieving eCommerce success

SLAM’s eCommerce manager discusses how working with trusted partners has enabled the company to secure 20% growth in the last few months despite the challenges of Covid.

Internet Retailing

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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