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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Personalisation is the key for retailers to improve engagement with target demographics

Personalisation is the key for retailers to improve engagement with target demographics

The recent news that Asos has been named the retailer ‘best at communicating’ in a poll of UK university students, beating the likes of Nike, Topshop and Urban Outfitters, reflects the importance for retailers to ensure that they take a personalised approach to engaging with their customers.

Secrets to eCommerce success to be revealed at B2B Marketing Expo 2019

Secrets to eCommerce success to be revealed at B2B Marketing Expo 2019

The secrets to succeeding in B2B eCommerce are to be unveiled to marketers at this year’s B2B Marketing Expo 2019.

Tigers USA opens new purpose-built facility in Miami to meet growing e-commerce demands

Tigers USA opens new purpose-built facility in Miami to meet growing e-commerce demands

Supply chain specialist Tigers USA has moved its Miami, USA team into a new, larger facility to strengthen its focus on the Latin American region as well as meet growing global e-commerce demands.

Talend cloud enables PointsBet to ensure compliance and reliability amid rapid international expansion

Talend cloud enables PointsBet to ensure compliance and reliability amid rapid international expansion

Talend, the cloud data integration solutions provider, has announced that PointsBet, an online bookmaker from Australia offering both traditional fixed odds markets as well as PointsBetting, is using Talend Cloud and Microsoft Azure to deliver a differentiated mobile betting experience to just under 100,000 customers worldwide and support its international expansion.

The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

“Britain is a nation of shopkeepers,” is the famous phrase coined by economist Adam Smith to explain the desire of a commercial nation to secure ever-expanding markets for its wares.

Digital platform supported by IBM, Geovation and Ordnance Survey to help return shoppers to the high street

Digital platform supported by IBM, Geovation and Ordnance Survey to help return shoppers to the high street

Following a successful pilot in the north west of England, where 1.4 million pages of local high street offers and events were viewed, a national version OFFiGO has now gone live. The digital platform seeks to increase spend and footfall in the retail and hospitality sector by bringing the ‘high street’ online and enabling customers to find local deals.

Influential eCommerce brands, retailers & carriers converge for The Delivery Conference 2019

Influential eCommerce brands, retailers & carriers converge for The Delivery Conference 2019

MetaPack, the eCommerce delivery technology provider, is again playing host to some of the world’s best brands, retailers and carriers at The Delivery Conference – TDC Global 2019 on February 26, 2019 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

How will Brexit affect eCommerce?

How will Brexit affect eCommerce?

Brexit brings a wave of uncertainty and change to the UK business landscape, and since the day the UK voted to leave the EU, it’s been a whirlwind.

Online retail sales emerge from December gloom

Online retail sales emerge from December gloom

Hitwise Digital Retail Insight report figures suggest that online retail visits in January grew by 1.8 per cent following the slow Christmas period. December online retail visits hit a 10 year low, declining by 0.6 per cent.

19% uplift in international currency provision amongst UK’s top 250 retailers

19% uplift in international currency provision amongst UK’s top 250 retailers

Analysis of the UK’s top 250 retailers has found a 19% year-on-year increase in the number of brands offering the option to pay in international currency. The figure forms part of an annual performance index carried out by ecommerce and digital agency, Visualsoft.

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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