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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Hawes & Curtis further evolve its digital shopping experience with One iota

Hawes & Curtis further evolve its digital shopping experience with One iota

Hawes & Curtis, the formal menswear and womenswear retailer, is collaborating with multi-channel technology specialist One iota to deploy their Assisted Sale iPad App across its stores nationwide.

Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding could impact on international e-commerce and parcels, warns ParcelHero

Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding could impact on international e-commerce and parcels, warns ParcelHero

The grounding of the world’s entire Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet could mean delays to overseas freight, warns the international delivery expert ParcelHero.

David Jinks MILT, Head of Consumer Research at ParcelHero says: ‘Across the world, anyone planning to send a parcel or waiting for a typical 2-3-day international parcel service could find unexpected delays.’

Econocom launches solution to improve retail customer experience

Econocom launches solution to improve retail customer experience

Econocom has introduced its dedicated retail solution – Econocom Retail – designed to align the online and offline technology elements of the customer buying journey. The solution was developed as part of Econocom’s wider strategic approach that focuses on placing the technology end-user at the heart of any digital transformation project.

commercetools and BloomReach launch digital experience ecommerce solution for retailers and brands

commercetools and BloomReach launch digital experience ecommerce solution for retailers and brands

commercetools, the next-generation commerce software solutions provider, and BloomReach, the digital experience platform company, have released an integrated version of their commerce and digital experience platforms. The Starter Store comprising BloomReach and commercetools is targeted at upper mid-size retailers and brands.

B2B ecommerce lagging behind B2C for customer experience

B2B ecommerce lagging behind B2C for customer experience

Poor product visualisation is preventing almost a quarter of B2B customers from making purchases online, according to a new report by full-service e-commerce agency PushON.

Plobal joins Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help ecommerce merchants grow mobile revenue

Plobal joins Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help ecommerce merchants grow mobile revenue

As mobile becomes the default shopping device, Plobal gets on board the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help high-volume merchants increase mobile revenues by engaging their most loyal customers

Wehkamp plots double-digit growth trajectory with Manhattan Associates

Wehkamp plots double-digit growth trajectory with Manhattan Associates

Manhattan Associates Inc. has announced that Dutch online retailer Wehkamp has selected Manhattan’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) to manage its new distribution centre (DC) in Zwolle, Netherlands.

Smartphone adoption to drive ecommerce activities in Latin America to 2023, says GlobalData

Smartphone adoption to drive ecommerce activities in Latin America to 2023, says GlobalData

The increasing availability of connected mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are one of the main growth drivers for ecommerce activities globally.

B2B ecommerce lagging behind B2C for customer experience

B2B ecommerce lagging behind B2C for customer experience

Poor product visualisation is preventing almost a quarter of B2B customers from making purchases online, according to a new report by full-service e-commerce agency, PushON.

How to make international ecommerce transparent, efficient and cost-effective

How to make international ecommerce transparent, efficient and cost-effective

Cross-border ecommerce provides organisations with, theoretically, a low-cost opportunity to break into new markets. Yet from the cost of air freight to the complexity of international returns plus consumer expectations for full disclosure of import tariffs at checkout, successful global ecommerce is significantly more complex than it might first appear. Johannes Panzer, Head of Industry Strategy for Ecommerce, Descartes, dives into the complexity behind making international ecommerce transparent, efficient and cost-effective.

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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