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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Tech partnership set to bring greater transparency to UK eCommerce

Tech partnership set to bring greater transparency to UK eCommerce

A new tie-up between digital design agency, Sigma, and two leading eCommerce companies – Storm and InRiver – is aiming to deliver best-in-class eCommerce capability, while fostering a greater degree of responsibility, transparency and inclusivity in online customer experience.

Tigers expands UK operations by opening new flagship facility in Thurrock as e-commerce booms

Tigers expands UK operations by opening new flagship facility in Thurrock as e-commerce booms

Tigers has opened a new facility in Thurrock, near London Gateway, to continue with long-term UK investment plans and to meet growing e-commerce demand, despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

85% of UK consumers prefer to shop in store

85% of UK consumers prefer to shop in store

High street retailers must be savvy with omnichannel technological integration in order to survive in the digital age, new research has warned.

A survey of 1,056 UK adults carried out by digital marketing agency, Marketingsignals.com, revealed that 85% of people still prefer to physically purchase products in store, despite the convenience offered by online shopping.

High Street ‘saviour’ cashierless stores could disappear because of the ‘Philadelphia Experiment’

High Street ‘saviour’ cashierless stores could disappear because of the ‘Philadelphia Experiment’

New legislation protecting minorities could stop the spread of cashierless stores in the UK before they have been fully launched.

UK shoppers demand faster in-store payments that replicate ‘one-click’ transactions online

UK shoppers demand faster in-store payments that replicate ‘one-click’ transactions online

Speed and convenience prove key to enhancing customer experience around in-store payments, a new report from RetailEXPO reveals.

Retail Quality Report 2019: Global retailers still struggling with digital

Retail Quality Report 2019: Global retailers still struggling with digital

Applause, the digital quality and crowdsourced testing solutions provider, has released the global findings of its annual Retail Quality Report. It shows that global retailers are failing to keep up with consumer expectations for optimised digital experiences.

Office Depot Europe selects CommerceHub to strengthen ecommerce presence

Office Depot Europe selects CommerceHub to strengthen ecommerce presence

Office Depot Europe, retailer of workspace solutions, has selected CommerceHub, a distributed commerce network specialising in drop-ship technology – to help expand its product assortment and create a more efficient supply chain in the UK and Europe.

JD.com and ARCore by Google launch augmented reality contest

JD.com and ARCore by Google launch augmented reality contest

JD.com, China’s largest retailer, is hosting the JD-AR & ARCore by Google Innovative Consumer Application Competition in China.

34% of traffic and 28% of orders for large online fashion retail brands come directly from search and social

34% of traffic and 28% of orders for large online fashion retail brands come directly from search and social

34% of traffic, 28% of orders and 26% of the total order value for large online fashion retailers comes directly from search and social sites including Google and Facebook, new global researchsuggests.

Go Instore, HP and Currys PC World join forces to drive growth in online revenue for HP products

Go Instore, HP and Currys PC World join forces to drive growth in online revenue for HP products

Go Instore, provider of immersive omnichannel retail experiences for personalised ecommerce, has announced the success HP inc has had in providing human-led digital user experiences for their retail partners’ online customers.

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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