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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Figures show internet retailing continues to rise throughout March

Figures show internet retailing continues to rise throughout March

Today’s ONS retail sales figures revealed that online spending continues to rise. The percentage of online purchases has risen by 8.0 per cent in March 2019 in comparison to March 2018.

Tryzens expands capability as a full-service digital commerce consultancy

Tryzens expands capability as a full-service digital commerce consultancy

Retailers looking for a complete full-service digital commerce solution, focused on delivering end-to-end, results-driven solutions for their online operations can turn to Tryzens as their digital commerce partner.

Record numbers of High Street stores close as Debenhams falters and ASOS’ profits plummet – There's only one solution, says ParcelHero

Record numbers of High Street stores close as Debenhams falters and ASOS’ profits plummet – There's only one solution, says ParcelHero

Retail has been hit by a perfect storm, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero. New figures from PwC reveal 5,853 shops closed last year, and embattled Debenhams has placed itself in receivership as it fights against the onslaught of e-commerce. But with ASOS’ profits tumbling nearly 90%, online retailers are also struggling.

Cambridge e-commerce start-up named one of Europe’s top 100 fastest growing companies

Cambridge e-commerce start-up named one of Europe’s top 100 fastest growing companies

Velocity Commerce, the online retail specialist based in Cambridge, UK, and established just six years ago in a co-founder’s home, has been named one of the fastest growing companies in Europe in the latest FT 1000report.

How Polish B2B companies buy and sell online – Survey and report

How Polish B2B companies buy and sell online – Survey and report

How many Polish companies sell and buy products online? What are their sales channels? How do they search for clients and business partners?

Network Transmission Types and Evil Smurfs

Network Transmission Types and Evil Smurfs

By Patrick Vernon

In the beginning, the Internet was designed to “just work”. The basic Internet protocols that we use every day including HTTP (web traffic), SMTP (email), and DNS (converting URLs to IP addresses) weren’t designed to be secure.

Tech partnership set to bring greater transparency to UK eCommerce

Tech partnership set to bring greater transparency to UK eCommerce

A new tie-up between digital design agency, Sigma, and two leading eCommerce companies – Storm and InRiver – is aiming to deliver best-in-class eCommerce capability, while fostering a greater degree of responsibility, transparency and inclusivity in online customer experience.

Tigers expands UK operations by opening new flagship facility in Thurrock as e-commerce booms

Tigers expands UK operations by opening new flagship facility in Thurrock as e-commerce booms

Tigers has opened a new facility in Thurrock, near London Gateway, to continue with long-term UK investment plans and to meet growing e-commerce demand, despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

85% of UK consumers prefer to shop in store

85% of UK consumers prefer to shop in store

High street retailers must be savvy with omnichannel technological integration in order to survive in the digital age, new research has warned.

A survey of 1,056 UK adults carried out by digital marketing agency, Marketingsignals.com, revealed that 85% of people still prefer to physically purchase products in store, despite the convenience offered by online shopping.

High Street ‘saviour’ cashierless stores could disappear because of the ‘Philadelphia Experiment’

High Street ‘saviour’ cashierless stores could disappear because of the ‘Philadelphia Experiment’

New legislation protecting minorities could stop the spread of cashierless stores in the UK before they have been fully launched.

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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