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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Five key drivers for agile fulfilment

Five key drivers for agile fulfilment

As the Coronavirus creates turmoil in our daily lives, businesses are moving quickly to respond to a radical shift in consumer behaviour. A boom in online orders, likely to become a feature of the ‘new reality’, is triggering a major re-think of the fulfilment operation.

Retailers must prioritise secure and diverse payments for eCommerce success, says Kooomo

Retailers must prioritise secure and diverse payments for eCommerce success, says Kooomo

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to drive consumers and merchants online, there is a growing need for retailers to focus on securing and diversifying the existing digital payment methods of their online stores to ensure the checkout process is as safe and frictionless as possible.

3PL and Social Chain announce partnership

3PL and Social Chain announce partnership

3PL, has been appointed by Social Chain to provide ecommerce order fulfilment solutions as the Manchester-based company continues to scale globally.

Manufacturers picking direct-to-consumer

Manufacturers picking direct-to-consumer

Manufacturers with direct-to-consumer operations need to consider storage and picking for efficient fulfilment of growing order volumes, says Edward Hutchison, Managing Director of BITO Storage Systems.

e.fundamentals report highlights tectonic-sized shift in consumer shopping behaviour following Coronavirus Pandemic

e.fundamentals report highlights tectonic-sized shift in consumer shopping behaviour following Coronavirus Pandemic

e.fundamentals, the digital shelf analytics provider, has revealed the results of a comprehensive and exclusive new survey in partnership with YouGov.

Commissioned to uncover how the coronavirus outbreak has changed the way shoppers purchase grocery products, the e.fundamentals / YouGov UK Shopper Insights Report 2020 was designed to find quantifiable evidence to explain widely observed consumer shopping trends in the British grocery market. 

The Internet of Robotic Things: How IoT and robotics are evolving to benefit the supply chain

The Internet of Robotic Things: How IoT and robotics are evolving to benefit the supply chain

The Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) is a rapidly evolving technology. In just a few decades, industrial robots have become commonplace in factory settings across the world, and they only continue to gain popularity for their productivity and profitability.

Online retailers have no need to fear returns

Online retailers have no need to fear returns

For online retailers with an efficient and professional logistics partner, high volume returns should hold no fear says Charlie Walker, marketing director of Berkshire-based supply chain and online fulfillment specialist, Walker Logistics.

Historic moment as women account for 50% of online car purchases for the first time

Historic moment as women account for 50% of online car purchases for the first time

More women have headed online to buy cars in recent months than ever before through internet car supermarket BuyaCar.co.uk, accounting for half of all sales for the first time ever.

Optimising e-commerce business for the new normal

Optimising e-commerce business for the new normal

The global COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly disrupted the retail sector significantly. With many stores forced to close their doors over lockdown, there has been a sudden and rapid rise in online shopping.

Retailers gain deep data insights to better tailor online sales by product, audience, market and geography

Retailers gain deep data insights to better tailor online sales by product, audience, market and geography

GoodData, a provider of end-to-end analytics solutions, has announced that Zalando, a European online platform for fashion and lifestyle, is using GoodData technology to provide brands with detailed access to data to help them better target their customers and grow their businesses.

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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