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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Total UK online fashion orders up 115% in May, but AOV remains down, data from True Fit’s Fashion Genome reveals

Total UK online fashion orders up 115% in May, but AOV remains down, data from True Fit’s Fashion Genome reveals

The total number of UK online fashion checkouts increased significantly in May, up 115% year-on-year, according to True Fit, the personalisation platform for apparel and footwear retailers. However, Average Order Value (AOV) remained down compared to last year, -9% for the first three weeks in May.

Research: Brits expect their level of online shopping to increase over the next six months

Research: Brits expect their level of online shopping to increase over the next six months

New research (1) from JGOO, the next generation leader in digital commerce, reveals that over the next six months 35% of UK adults expect the level of their online shopping to increase compared to 18% who anticipate it will fall.

inotec labels supporting COVID-19 pandemic response

inotec labels supporting COVID-19 pandemic response

Warehouse solutions and label specialist, inotec UK, has ramped up production of its labelling systems to support the medical, facilities and e-commerce industries during the coronavirus pandemic.

UK retailers turn to digital to survive pandemic

UK retailers turn to digital to survive pandemic

As a result of Covid-19, two-thirds (60%) [Q13:AY17] of UK retail companies are overhauling their business strategies, with almost half (42%) [Q12A:AY5] looking to invest in digital.

New report: Impacts to global e-commerce and fraud trends amid Coronavirus

New report: Impacts to global e-commerce and fraud trends amid Coronavirus

Forter, the e-commerce fraud prevention solutions provider, has launched the May edition of its monthly COVID-19 Report, that reveals the impact of the current climate on consumer behaviour and fraud and abuse trends.

April’s retail sales figures will result in a cull of independent stores, warns ParcelHero

April’s retail sales figures will result in a cull of independent stores, warns ParcelHero

Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail sales estimates for April will result in the extinction of many much-loved stores, fears the UK home delivery specialist ParcelHero.

Salesforce launches Quick Start Commerce Solutions to help propel businesses into the digital-first economy

Salesforce launches Quick Start Commerce Solutions to help propel businesses into the digital-first economy

The world has transitioned to a digital-first economy, and online has become the lifeline for many businesses. New research shows that, in the UK, 41% are online shopping more than before the pandemic. 

We are stronger when we work together: eCommerce platform Kooomo sits down for Q&A with fashion brand Blauer USA

We are stronger when we work together: eCommerce platform Kooomo sits down for Q&A with fashion brand Blauer USA

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought about extreme, uncontrollable changes to our world. Stores are closed, many remain at home and strict social distancing measures are here for the long haul. Unsurprisingly, organisations across all sectors have taken a significant hit and the retail industry is no exception.

Online property market activity stats show impact of COVID-19 on European markets

Online property market activity stats show impact of COVID-19 on European markets

The latest research by Spotahome, the international rental marketplace, has revealed online visits and engagement by homebuyers and tenants across 28 European nations has fallen by an average of just -0.4% monthly since November last year.

ShopFully acquires PromoQui SpA

ShopFully acquires PromoQui SpA

ShopFully, the digital platform connecting shoppers with retailers, has acquired PromoQui S.p.A. and its info-commerce marketplaces PromoQui and VolantinoFacile.

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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