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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Omnichannel retail trends that will shape the industry in 2020

Omnichannel retail trends that will shape the industry in 2020

A shift in consumer behaviour has seen the retail sector transition from bricks alone to a combination of bricks and clicks. With new shopping demographics purchasing products in a different format, the rise in e-commerce success has no doubt driven the recent retail revolution, with the world of digital proving increasingly important.

Ethoca wins Most Innovative Online Solution at the UK Fraud Awards 2019

Ethoca wins Most Innovative Online Solution at the UK Fraud Awards 2019

Ethoca, the leading provider of collaboration-based technology solutions that help card issuers and online merchants increase card acceptance and stop ecommerce fraud and disputes, has won ‘Most Innovative Online Solution’ at the UK Fraud Awards 2019.

Ecommerce will account for a third of all global chain retail sales in five years

Ecommerce will account for a third of all global chain retail sales in five years

Analysts predict that 30% of global retail sales will be made through ecommerce channels by 2024, according to global ecommerce insights business Edge by Ascential at Retail Week’s Tech. festival.

As high street shops close, retailers also fail to control online customer churn

As high street shops close, retailers also fail to control online customer churn

A recent survey of 500 retailers sponsored by Eggplant, the digital experience specialist, revealed the pressures facing online digital teams in advance of busy retail season.

How 5G will revolutionise retail payments

How 5G will revolutionise retail payments

Retail has increasingly become a mobile function to meet the needs of a constantly on-the-go consumer base, especially with the rise in popularity of mobile E- wallets. The introduction of 5G will only enhance innovations in retail technology and in turn, benefit the consumer.

Email and postal mail combination doubles abandoned basket reactivation – reveals latest study from Go Inspire Group

Email and postal mail combination doubles abandoned basket reactivation – reveals latest study from Go Inspire Group

Go Inspire Group have just launched a revealing new report providing evidence that the combination of email and postal mail can double reactivation of abandoned baskets compared to email reactivation activity alone.

Are Concept Stores Keeping Physical Stores Alive?

Are Concept Stores Keeping Physical Stores Alive?

It’s no secret that physical high street stores are struggling to survive. As online shopping continues to rise, the number of physical stores being closed down is also growing at an alarming rate. This has led to a lot of concern over how long physical stores can last in this new digital era.

New LDC data: what are the implications for online retail with UK shops sitting empty?

New LDC data: what are the implications for online retail with UK shops sitting empty?

New data from the Local Data Company that has shown Britain’s high streets, shopping centres and retail parks have the highest number of empty stores in five years. What does this mean for online retail? Can technology help? Michael Schirrmacher, Managing Director UK, Bloomreach, offers his thoughts…

Building an e-commerce platform from scratch

Building an e-commerce platform from scratch

By Ievgen Kustorovskyi, Head of Magento and specialist in eCommerce development, Ciklum.

Building a custom e-commerce platform may seem like a daunting task and building one from scratch is not an easy task. These days, it’s increasingly becoming the preferred choice of online retailers who wish to take total control of their customer experience.

Comfort eating? Online shoppers put their money where their mouth is

Comfort eating? Online shoppers put their money where their mouth is

Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail figures for August highlighted the pre-Brexit wobble in consumer confidence, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero, with sales volumes down -.2% compared to July, and department store sales continuing to tumble -1.3% on the previous month and -2.5% on August 2018.

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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