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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Lucidworks scales up European business for 2020 with an AI powered digital commerce focus

Lucidworks scales up European business for 2020 with an AI powered digital commerce focus

AI-powered search company Lucidworks enters its fiscal year with several new appointments in Europe. Nick Jones joins as Vice President, Professional Services, Europe, and was previously Managing Director, EMEA, at Cirrus10, prior to the firm’s acquisition by Lucidworks.

Kooomo waives costs to support retailers online during Coronavirus crisis

Kooomo waives costs to support retailers online during Coronavirus crisis

Cloud-based eCommerce platform Kooomo has waived setup fees to aid retailers to sell online. Through this initiative, Kooomo aims to help retailers who have faced some of the most difficult trading times in history. This support will enable any retailer medium or large to get their products online without incurring any costs.

Nuggets Digital ID and Payments co-founder named Entrepreneur of the Year at Booking.comTechnology Playmaker Awards

Nuggets Digital ID and Payments co-founder named Entrepreneur of the Year at Booking.comTechnology Playmaker Awards

Booking.com has named Seema Khinda Johnson, co-founder of blockchain-powered payments and ID platform Nuggets, as Entrepreneur of the Year in its annual Booking.com Technology Playmaker Awards.

Have you been ‘put on pause’ by Amazon?

Have you been ‘put on pause’ by Amazon?

By Tony Dobson, managing director, SnapFulfil.

In recent weeks Amazon has refocused its shipping efforts to essential items only - side-lining thousands of sellers who relied on the retail giant to fulfil and ship their orders.

Online retailers speed up delivery times to keep up with demand during COVID-19 lockdown

Online retailers speed up delivery times to keep up with demand during COVID-19 lockdown

Online retailers and their carriers are delivering parcels almost 20% faster than usual, with the average delivery time reducing from 2.1 days to 1.7 days in the last two weeks, according to new internal data released from post-purchase experts parcelLab.

Saudi Arabia turns to e-commerce during Covid-19 outbreak

Saudi Arabia turns to e-commerce during Covid-19 outbreak

Restrictions on movement and trade as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic have led to a significant shift in consumer behavior in Saudi Arabia, with locals increasingly turning to digital channels.

eCommerce orders up 23% year-on-year as self-isolation drives shoppers online

eCommerce orders up 23% year-on-year as self-isolation drives shoppers online

Independent online retailers in the UK are taking, on average, 23% more orders this March than in 2019, according to new data from James and James Fulfilment. Essentials such as health supplements and store cupboard ingredients have seen triple-digit growth in orders between the last week of February and third week of March.

A third of e-commerce traffic was from bad bots in Feburary, with a surge in bot traffic on sites selling masks and sanitiser

A third of e-commerce traffic was from bad bots in Feburary, with a surge in bot traffic on sites selling masks and sanitiser

Radware has issued findings from bot research it has conducted this year that show in February 27.7% of traffic on media sites was made up of bad bots and involved automated activity, including scraping. The findings includes detailed graphs of the bot activity and shows a distinct correlations between bad bots and CV-19.

Businesses moving online in face of COVID-19 risk heavy fines if they sell age-restricted goods to children.

Businesses moving online in face of COVID-19 risk heavy fines if they sell age-restricted goods to children.

AgeChecked, the leading global provider of secure and anonymised online age verification technology, is reminding businesses taking their operations online of the need to comply with laws on selling age-restricted goods.

Chinese consumer spending online still declining despite lifts on Covid-19 restrictions, data shows

Chinese consumer spending online still declining despite lifts on Covid-19 restrictions, data shows

Consumer spending within the online retail industry in China declined for the eleventh day in a row on Monday despite claims from the Chinese government that life is getting back to normal in the country after its Covid-19 lockdown.

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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