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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Lockdown spike in DIY activity: The logistics sector responds

Lockdown spike in DIY activity: The logistics sector responds

The UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show that in April this year, 30% of retail sales in the UK were conducted online.

This figure compares with just 18% in the same month last year and 21% at the Black Friday/Christmas peak in 2019. By the end of April online sales across Europe, within the home and leisure sector, in which Dachser DIY-Logistics covers, were at a level more than double than experienced at the start of last year.

Decoding API: Simply explained and why they are vital for eCommerce

Decoding API: Simply explained and why they are vital for eCommerce

Functioning APIs in eCommerce are crucial, if you’re working in eCommerce, you’ll be familiar with the term, it’s likely that you may not have a full comprehension of its meaning if you’re not a developer. This is according to global eCommerce platform, Kooomo, which outlines the purpose and vitality of APIs.

TrueCommerce EDI gives Vandemoortele the tools it ‘kneads’ for the future

TrueCommerce EDI gives Vandemoortele the tools it ‘kneads’ for the future

Vandemoortele may be new to the US, but the company’s history goes all the way back to 1899 in Izegem, Belgium. Originally a baking oil refinery, Vandemoortele expanded into dough and pastry products in the 1960s, and in 1978, began making frozen bakery products. Already selling across Europe, Vandemoortele entered the US market in 2017.

Yamato turns to Doddle to create new nationwide PUDO network

Yamato turns to Doddle to create new nationwide PUDO network

Japan-based carrier – Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (‘Yamato’) – has partnered with UK-based international ecommerce solutions provider, Doddle, to create a proprietary nationwide PUDO network, underpinned by Doddle’s software platform.

Store sales boom as online growth falters

Store sales boom as online growth falters

There was plenty of good news for Britain’s beleaguered High Street retailers in July’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail figures, says the e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero.

How COVID-19 has impacted global supply chains

How COVID-19 has impacted global supply chains

By Nick Pike, Chief Revenue Officer, Vizibl

The impact of COVID-19 has been swift and devastating to those directly affected. Not just from a health perspective but also for businesses who had to promptly close their doors as the country went into lockdown, particularly those in hospitality and retail.

Hermes can now deliver to any 3 metre square in the UK using what3words

Hermes can now deliver to any 3 metre square in the UK using what3words

Hermes, the UK consumer delivery company, has partnered with addressing company what3words to provide even more accurate deliveries. Hermes can now accept what3words addresses from any retailer or e-commerce client and deliver to that exact location.

The importance of upgrading inventory management practices to deal with supply chain challenges in 2020 and beyond

The importance of upgrading inventory management practices to deal with supply chain challenges in 2020 and beyond

Ecommerce businesses have had a tough time of late; firstly, there was the threat of a hard Brexit, and more recently the overwhelming impact of the coronavirus has been felt by all.

Fashion victim: death of the changing room and the rising risk of returns fraud

Fashion victim: death of the changing room and the rising risk of returns fraud

High street fashion retail was undergoing immense upheaval even prior to the development of COVID-19. Increased online shopping and the growing success of online-only fashion brands like ASOS were transforming how consumers shopped for apparel.

SNIPES selects Forter to fight retail fraud and scale to meet customer demand

SNIPES selects Forter to fight retail fraud and scale to meet customer demand

Lifestyle retailer SNIPES has joined Forter’s network of enterprise retailers to combat fraud. By using Forter’s real-time, automated fraud prevention platform, SNIPES has been able to meet customers’ online demand, which has spiked 400% since March 2020.

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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