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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The rise of the virtual high street: How the pandemic has reshaped our buying habits

The rise of the virtual high street: How the pandemic has reshaped our buying habits

The pandemic has transformed the high street, with smaller retail brands having to quickly innovate, and global household names becoming more agile to meet consumer demands and expectations.

Consumer spending grew 7.6 per cent in May as easing of restrictions saw more Brits shop, socialise and get set for summer

Consumer spending grew 7.6 per cent in May as easing of restrictions saw more Brits shop, socialise and get set for summer

Consumer spending rose 7.6 per cent in May compared to the same period in 2019 – the highest growth recorded since coronavirus restrictions began – as the further lifting of lockdown restrictions encouraged more Brits to shop and socialise.

Kooomo locks in online success for EverydaySafe

Kooomo locks in online success for EverydaySafe

Gunnebo, a global provider of security products, services and software, has selected global eCommerce platform provider Kooomo to launch its new one-stop B2B e-shop for resellers of its innovative EverydaySafe, a compact safe that discreetly integrates into kitchen units.

Amazon Prime Day will be a $15bn 48-hour bonanza, with UK shoppers alone splashing £1.4bn, says ParcelHero

Amazon Prime Day will be a $15bn 48-hour bonanza, with UK shoppers alone splashing £1.4bn, says ParcelHero

Shoppers are ready to splash the cash after being trapped indoors for over a year. This year’s Amazon Prime Day event (21-22 June) will see shoppers splurging at least $14.9bn, says ParcelHero. It says many other sites will also see a huge boost in trade thanks to the Prime Day ‘Halo Effect’.

Bloom & Wild set to blossom with SnapFulfil

Bloom & Wild set to blossom with SnapFulfil

Rapidly expanding online floristry company, Bloom & Wild, has signed up to a five-year SaaS (Software as a Service) contract with warehouse management system provider, SnapFulfil.

Keeping shoppers sweet will boost checkout conversion rates

Keeping shoppers sweet will boost checkout conversion rates

By Natasha Jones, European Channel Manager for SmartFreight

If you thought ecommerce held all the aces in the retail pack, think again. You rarely see an abandoned shopping trolley packed to the brim with goods at a checkout in a bricks and mortar supermarket. It’s very different online where it’s common for shoppers to abort their purchases for a variety of reasons, leaving millions of pounds worth of orders in their carts.

CDON chooses LogRhythm’s NextGen SIEM Platform to expand and optimise its cybersecurity

CDON chooses LogRhythm’s NextGen SIEM Platform to expand and optimise its cybersecurity

LogRhythm, the company powering many of today’s security operations centres (SOCs), has been selected by CDON, the Nordic region marketplace, to deploy its NextGen Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Platform.

What can consumer behaviour tell us about the future of warehouse design and logistics?

What can consumer behaviour tell us about the future of warehouse design and logistics?

By Jon Walkington, Retail and System Integrator Sales Director, at Schoeller Allibert UK.

For many brands operating today, warehousing and distribution has never been more closely tied to a brand or retailer’s commercial performance. As part of the holistic value chain and the service offering for the consumer, logistics can no longer sit in isolation. How products are stored, handled and distributed have a core part to play in the success of a business.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa collaborates with Flintfox and Microsoft to streamline pricing, promotions, and rebate management

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa collaborates with Flintfox and Microsoft to streamline pricing, promotions, and rebate management

As part of an on-going programme of digital transformation at its bottling plants, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is collaborating with pricing and rebate management solutions provider, Flintfox, and Microsoft to modernise how it uses technology. The collaboration will help the bottling giant retire legacy solutions, to better manage pricing and overcome existing challenges at all stages of the supply chain.

Is your e-commerce business’ growth attracting fraud?

Is your e-commerce business’ growth attracting fraud?

By Ed Whitehead, Managing Director of EMEA at Signifyd.

Online shopping has exploded in the past decade. In 2015, e-commerce accounted for 7.4 per cent of global retail sales. In 2020, this had grown to 18 per cent with projections of a rise to 21.8 per cent by 2024. This is good news for businesses, as online platforms are allowing them to reach new customers and drive more sales.

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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