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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Nearly half won’t miss any UK retail brands that closed down during COVID

Nearly half won’t miss any UK retail brands that closed down during COVID

According to research released, almost half (43%) of UK shoppers will not miss any of the retail brands that have gone into administration since the pandemic began.

French fashion group Beaumanoir opts for Cegid’s unified commerce platform to speed up digital transformation at over 2,800 stores

French fashion group Beaumanoir opts for Cegid’s unified commerce platform to speed up digital transformation at over 2,800 stores

Retail software vendor, Cegid, has that the Beaumanoir Group, the family-owned French fashion retail enterprises, has chosen its cloud-based unified commerce platform to equip the recently acquired apparel retail chain, La Halle, with some of the latest omnichannel and point-of-sale technologies.

Hope for the high-street: over 60% of online shoppers will return

Hope for the high-street: over 60% of online shoppers will return

Recent research conducted by YouGov on behalf of Manhattan Associates (supply chain and omnichannel commerce experts), shows that the fate of the Great British high street is not as bleak as some might have thought.

Is Brand Packaging Important to Customers?

Is Brand Packaging Important to Customers?

By Ed Smith, freelance writerBranded packaging may seem like a minor detail when it comes to ecommerce, but you might be surprised at just how effective it can be and how it could help your business to thrive over the competition.

Beware of bogus retail websites this Black Friday

Beware of bogus retail websites this Black Friday

By Orly Bar Lev, Cybersecurity expert, Mimecast.

The holiday season is fast approaching, and consumers are turning to online websites to they make purchases– leaving them exposed to fake websites impersonating legitimate brands consumers know and love.

Urb-it announces partnership with Fluent Commerce to offer omni-channel retailers a convenient and sustainable shipping service

Urb-it announces partnership with Fluent Commerce to offer omni-channel retailers a convenient and sustainable shipping service

Green last mile logistics provider, Urb-it has entered into a strategic partnership with leading order management platform Fluent Commerce. Together, Fluent Commerce and Urb-it will allow retailers to craft a seamless and sustainable omni-channel experience for their customers.

5 top tips to maxmise sales on Black Friday and beyond

5 top tips to maxmise sales on Black Friday and beyond

This years Black Friday and Cyber Monday are set to break all records as the boom in online sales continues. But how can online retailers ensure they take full advantage of this boom? Richard Falconer, COO at e-commerce experts Optiseller, gives his top five tips on how online retailers can maximise their sales during this peak period.

Wunderkind acquires SmarterHQ to supercharge growth for enterprise eCommerce

Wunderkind acquires SmarterHQ to supercharge growth for enterprise eCommerce

Wunderkind, formerly BounceX, the performance marketing channel that delivers one-to-one messages at scale, has acquired SmarterHQ, the advanced segmentation and orchestration engine for enterprise eCommerce.

Online sales boomed over 60% in October to lead the retail fightback

Online sales boomed over 60% in October to lead the retail fightback

October’s retail sales estimates, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), reveal sales volumes soared by 5.8% YOY, up 1.2% from September’s results.

Leader at major UK logistics provider warns supply chain resilience critical to Christmas cheer this festive period

Leader at major UK logistics provider warns supply chain resilience critical to Christmas cheer this festive period

An executive at one of the UK’s largest multi-modal logistics platforms has warned that a surge in online demand for goods this Christmas as a result of the pandemic will test supply chains to the limit in the lead up to the festive period.

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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