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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Retail rut? Only 50% of UK retailers have a digital strategy in place despite consumer demand

Retail rut? Only 50% of UK retailers have a digital strategy in place despite consumer demand

Almost half (46 percent) of British consumers believe Augmented Reality (AR) will positively impact retail, with Virtual Reality (VR) close behind (22 percent), yet only 50 percent of retailers have a digital strategy to implement these technologies according to Fujitsu's Tech in a Transforming Britain Report.

Are UK shoppers falling out of love with the internet?

Are UK shoppers falling out of love with the internet?

Home delivery expert ParcelCompare says todays ONS retail sales figures for January show online growth slowing to 9.1% - down from 19.2% last January.

Some 73% of UK shoppers have experienced online packages that have gone missing

Some 73% of UK shoppers have experienced online packages that have gone missing

A new report has found that UK shoppers also suffer disproportionately from late or failed deliveries, with 73% affected, compared with just 66% of shoppers from the US.

Common mistakes retailers make on their e-commerce platforms

Common mistakes retailers make on their e-commerce platforms

By David Lindores, Technical Director, Eureka Solutions. The recent festive period saw shoppers spend huge amounts, with consumers already spending an average of £220 each in online January sales alone.

H&M sees profits fall amid digitalisation struggle - direct comment from Couchbase

H&M sees profits fall amid digitalisation struggle - direct comment from Couchbase

In light of H&M seeing profits fall, Perry Krug, principal architect, Couchbase, comments: "H&M is quite right on the need to innovate, and to do so quickly – one of the factors that finally crippled Jaeger in 2017 was that its digital transformation was too little, and far too late.

Fashion Master to unveil large-scale rebrand to FM Retail

Fashion Master to unveil large-scale rebrand to FM Retail

EPOS and integrated IT provider, Fashion Master, is launching its transformation from Fashion Master to FM Retail at London's fashion trade event, Pure London, on the 11th – 13th February.

Internet Retailing EXPO is back with a focus on omnichannel – Discover the latest in payments, mobile, AR and more

Internet Retailing EXPO is back with a focus on omnichannel – Discover the latest in payments, mobile, AR and more

How can the retail industry survive (and overcome) the new customer's demands? In a decade of digital transformation, customer behaviour has dramatically changed.

U-Freight says ecommerce is driving air cargo growth

U-Freight says ecommerce is driving air cargo growth

Commenting on the most recent air cargo demand statistics revealed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), international freight forwarder and logistics service provider, U-Freight said the figures mirror much of its own experience of late.

E Fundamentals secures £2.5 million Series A finance round led by Downing

E Fundamentals secures £2.5 million Series A finance round led by Downing

E Fundamentals, the London and Edinburgh-based eCommerce analytics and insight business, has announced it has completed a £2.5m Series A round of financing.

UK consumers reluctant to buy expensive goods online

UK consumers reluctant to buy expensive goods online

Almost two thirds of consumers are unwilling to make expensive purchases online and prefer to spend larger amounts in store, according to new research.

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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