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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E-tail on the move with new Tiger Commerce iPhone application

E-tail on the move with new Tiger Commerce iPhone application

Running a 24/7 online business has become easier due to the arrival of a new, free-of-charge iPhone application for UK ecommerce platform Tiger Commerce, the ecommerce website software for online merchants and companies.

Poor connectivity and inferior infrastructures are making it difficult for online businesses to expand overseas, according to an industry round table.Overseas markets not ready for UK e-commerce

Poor connectivity and inferior infrastructures are making it difficult for online businesses to expand overseas, according to an industry round table.

Business to business companies must look to monetise e-commerce through social networking in 2010, according to industry experts.Social Networking is Key to E-commerce Success

Business to business companies must look to monetise e-commerce through social networking in 2010, according to industry experts.

New text and email communication service to streamline home delivery

New text and email communication service to streamline home delivery

Skillweb is set to streamline the home delivery process with the launch of a text and email alert tool which can automatically update the consumer on the progress of a parcel including when a consignment is 30 minutes away.

NetDespatch shopping cart integration boosts online and catalogue sales

NetDespatch shopping cart integration boosts online and catalogue sales

NetDespatch is streamlining sales and delivery processes for online retailers and catalogue sales and mail order companies with its advanced web software Velocity Connector.

Microsoft Helps U.K. Retailer With Online Technology Makeover to Drive More Rapid Growth

Microsoft Helps U.K. Retailer With Online Technology Makeover to Drive More Rapid Growth

Shop Direct Group improves employee efficiency, reduces costs with Windows 7 operating system upgrade.

Empathica indicates that during an economic crisis, women make more sacrifices than men

Empathica indicates that during an economic crisis, women make more sacrifices than men

A survey of more than 7,200 consumers indicates women hold back on their spending more than men in a down economy.

Conversion optimisation the value of multivariate testing

Conversion optimisation  the value of multivariate testing

The online retail space is more competitive than ever. George Ioannou, Head of Creative & Strategy at Maginus, argues that it no longer needs to be a case of trial and error for retailers when trying to build relationships with online customers. The introduction of multivariate testing can help companies test and respond quickly to improve website performance.

Maginus supports the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail

Maginus, provider of services for retail and distribution, has been selected by Microsoft as one of a small group of launch partners for its new Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail solution.

Poorly performing websites costing retailers up to 5.65 billion per year

Poorly performing websites costing retailers up to 5.65 billion per year

Research has shown that retailers are potentially losing up to 5.65 billion per year in lost sales. This is because consumers are abandoning online transactions due to poorly performing websites.

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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