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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Why an Omnichannel Strategy for Retailers as Important as Ever

Why an Omnichannel Strategy for Retailers as Important as Ever

By Ed Smith,freelance writer

Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, you may have read that offline marketing channels such as billboards had seen a significant spike in demand over the last few years.

Five simple ‘health check’ questions which can help unlock supply chain efficiency and resilience

Five simple ‘health check’ questions which can help unlock supply chain efficiency and resilience

Covid-19 has placed global supply chains under unprecedented levels of disruption and uncertainty. From consumers’ stock-piling commodities that left supermarket shelves empty, to supply issues of healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the Supply Chain has never been under the spotlight so much as it gains new found respect.

OnBuy reveals globalisation plans backed by 525 million products

OnBuy reveals globalisation plans backed by 525 million products

OnBuy’s is about to embark on a worldwide scale-up of its eCommerce platform into over 140 countries by 2023, starting with 40 initial sites by year-end 2020. The company forecasts that this move will drive 50x growth within four years.

Digital Goodie and Maginus merge to form Naveo Commerce

Digital Goodie and Maginus merge to form Naveo Commerce

Naveo Commerce has launched as a new company, following the merger of operations between Digital Goodie and Maginus.

‘There’s no need to stockpile,” says ParcelHero

‘There’s no need to stockpile,” says ParcelHero

As online grocers report a spike in orders and shoppers post pictures of newly emptied shelves, ParcelHero says we must all learn the lessons of March and avoid panic-buying ahead of a second coronavirus wave. It also warns pandemic profiteers, who buy cleaning products now to sell at a higher price during lockdown, won’t get away with it a second time.

DIY fever prevents a second retail slump but it’s the High Street that really needs fixing up, says ParcelHero

DIY fever prevents a second retail slump but it’s the High Street that really needs fixing up, says ParcelHero

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail figures for August show that the retail bounce-back has stumbled, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero. The value of all retail sales grew by just 0.7% in August - not the significant recovery stores had been hoping for and a marked slowdown from July’s 4.4% jump.

Managing disruption in intralogistics

Managing disruption in intralogistics

The rise of e-commerce has brought about significant disruption to traditional logistics activities, demanding constant adjustment to best meet changing demand. Similar adaptability is vital in intralogistics to ensure orders are processed and fulfilled effectively. In this article, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff UK, explains how to establish scalable, adaptable intralogistics activity from the warehouse floor up.

Kooomo announces new payment methods and products per customer, further advancing retailers’ offering

Kooomo announces new payment methods and products per customer, further advancing retailers’ offering

Global eCommerce platform, Kooomo, has announced a list of updates to its platform, which improve the experience for both the retailer and its end customers enabling retailers to focus on customer experience and competitiveness.

Personalisation is key to retail success, says Kooomo

Personalisation is key to retail success, says Kooomo

Personalisation will be the key for retailers to create a compelling experience as shoppers settle into their new post-COVID-19 habits, with retailers needing to consider incorporating personalisation into their online and offline strategies as a priority. This is according to global eCommerce platform, Kooomo, which outlines that tailored experiences will be critical in responding to the growing demands and expectations of the modern consumer.

GreyOrange patents technology to equip retailers for the future of omnichannel fulfilment

GreyOrange patents technology to equip retailers for the future of omnichannel fulfilment

GreyOrange, a global software and mobile robotics provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize fulfilment operations, has announced patents for technology essential for companies to achieve high-yield omnichannel fulfilment as well as to maximise facility space utilization through multilevel operation capabilities.

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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