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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UK sees dramatic slump in EU and international purchases

UK sees dramatic slump in EU and international purchases

A new survey has revealed UK online shoppers purchased far less items overseas over the past year due to EU customs and border concerns.

6 Ways To Expand Your Growing Business In 2021

6 Ways To Expand Your Growing Business In 2021

By Dan Coleman, freelance writer.

When it comes to expanding your business, there are different ways in which you can do this effectively. You should make sure that you time your expansion right, as there will be dips and growth within the market and your industry at certain times. Here’s how you can do it.

Sunglasses, Bucket hats, Hawaiian shirts and hand sanitiser – Brits' top holiday online searches revealed

Sunglasses, Bucket hats, Hawaiian shirts and hand sanitiser – Brits' top holiday online searches revealed

New data reveals Brits’ top online searches as we planned our trips away this summer. Among the most searched for holiday clothing/accessories items were – sunglasses (352,830) bucket hats (352,806), sliders (284,179) and swimsuits (242,142). Moreover, the Hawaiian shirt continued to defy the odds and remains a fashion staple, with 59,122 searches between July and August.

Ecommerce platform provider Comgem launch three new solutions for SMEs

Ecommerce platform provider Comgem launch three new solutions for SMEs

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on and presented challenges to small businesses around the UK and the entire world. As many small and medium-sized businesses lost a significant number of customers, closed for months on end, and saw a rapid decline in their finances, Comgem is going to be launching 3 new products to offer these businesses cost-effective solutions.

What Makes a New Business Attractive to Online Users

What Makes a New Business Attractive to Online Users

By Dine Racoma, freelance journalist

For most entrepreneurs out there, running a new business is like going through a popularity contest. It can be challenging for any company to thrive without the necessary relevance, what more with a startup. Therefore, an essential part of startup management is to make sure that your business is as attractive as possible to your target audience.

Post-pandemic: The Digitalisation of The Retail Industry

Post-pandemic: The Digitalisation of The Retail Industry

By Robert Sanders, freelance journalist

After a whirlwind of years navigating our way through the pandemic, many businesses were forced to temporarily shut their doors. Perhaps one of the most largely affected industries was retail.

UK retailers unlock seasonal shopping opportunity with Lift Days from Ankorstore

UK retailers unlock seasonal shopping opportunity with Lift Days from Ankorstore

Ankorstore, the curated marketplace connecting independent brands with local retailers, has announced the return of its Lift Days this 20-27 September, offering brands and retailers compelling offers for the upcoming holiday season to grow their business.

New survey reveals online fraud disconnect between retailers and shoppers

New survey reveals online fraud disconnect between retailers and shoppers

New European and US data released by Riskified, an eCommerce enablement and fraud-prevention solutions provider, has revealed a stark disconnect between retailers and shoppers on the matter of online shopping fraud.

Nearly one-third of major retailers say the pandemic’s impact will be permanent, according to Taulia

Nearly one-third of major retailers say the pandemic’s impact will be permanent, according to Taulia

Following the unprecedented effects of COVID-19, retail businesses are focused on permanently shifting to online retail channels, according to Taulia, the fintech provider of working capital solutions.

Awareness and agility key to retail survival post-pandemic

Awareness and agility key to retail survival post-pandemic

Recently, supply chain and retail technology experts, Manhattan Associates researched the impact COVID-19 has had on consumer expectations and demands, driven by an accelerated shift to digital and its catalytic effect on ecommerce growth (which looks set to continue in 2021, albeit at a slower rate of 14.3%).

Internet Retailing

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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