Safety is too important to rely on ‘off the shelf’ products. When sourcing safety solutions, consultation is key

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The boom in online retail in recent years has undoubtedly boosted warehouse and logistics operation in the UK while the circumstances of 2020 continue to fuel further growth within the industry as consumers steer clear of the high street; opting instead for online shopping and delivery. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply ChainBy David Thomas, General Manager, ZoneSafe - Proximity Warning & Alert Systems.

Wehkamp plots double-digit growth trajectory with Manhattan Associates

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has announced that Dutch online retailer Wehkamp has selected Manhattan’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) to manage its new distribution centre (DC) in Zwolle, Netherlands. Internet Retailing Retail Supply ChainManhattan Associates Inc.

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Online retail sales drop eases in July

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After recording the steepest drops in the history of the Index for two months in a row, the fall in online retail sales appears to be slowing – down just -9.6% That is according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

UK online retail rises sharply as shops reopen

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Consumer confidence in the UK appears to be rising as online retail grew sharply since the reopening of shops on the 15 June, data from ecommerce expert Emarsys shows. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Online Retail Sales Hold Steady in March

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Despite the upcoming end of lockdown and promise of in-person shopping, online retail sales continued to show strong growth in March, rising by +71.7% That’s according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues

Online retailer Firebox.com acquired by MH direkt

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Firebox.com, the online retailer for unusual and quirky gifting, has been acquired by e-commerce service provider MH direkt for an undisclosed sum. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Loading

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Online retail sales emerge from December gloom

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Hitwise Digital Retail Insight report figures suggest that online retail visits in January grew by 1.8 December online retail visits hit a 10 year low, declining by 0.6 Critical Issues Internet retailingper cent following the slow Christmas period. per cent.

BRCGS works with online retailer to demonstrate best practice

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Internet Retailing Retail Supply ChainThe newly upgraded BRCGS Global Standard for Storage and Distribution will be adopted by HelloFresh, the meal kit company. The new version of the Standard, which was launched in November 2020, has been expanded to include e-commerce operations, will ensure the quality and safety of Hello Fresh products during their storage and distribution throughout the supply chain.

Online retail sales continue to boom despite return of brick-and-mortar stores

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Even as the high street came out of hibernation last month, June’s online retail sales spiked to a new twelve-year high of +33.9% That’s according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

Online retailers facing cardboard packaging ‘double whammy’ of longer lead times and higher prices

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A growing number of internet retailers are struggling to fulfil orders as a result of a shortage of cardboard packaging brought about by the boom in online sales during the pandemic. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Loading

SEGRO supports growth of online retailer Magic Madhouse at Great Cambridge Industrial Estate

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Magic Madhouse, a specialist online retailer of trading cards and board games, has signed to occupy a 16,308 sq ft industrial unit at SEGRO’s Great Cambridge Industrial Estate, Enfield. Internet Retailing

Google research finds rising customer expectations of online retail

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Google and Kantar have unveiled research into customer experience across online retailers, analysing 33,500 online shoppers across 17 countries (2,000 UK consumers). The research demonstrates the need for retailers to innovate and improve experience at an ever-increasing rate, as it shows overall experience improving while satisfaction plateaus. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Tech bosses warn of potential e-commerce Black Friday and Xmas ‘meltdown’ for high street and online retailers

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With the high street already struggling following the pandemic, both physical and online retailers will be looking to their e-commerce systems to make up for lost revenues and profits this Christmas after a disastrous year. Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Managing increasing customer demand proving difficult for online retailers

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Online retailers need greater automation in the warehouse to help meet delivery schedules during peak periods and to improve customer service, shows independent market research from Conveyor Networks. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Data shows that online retail searches increase year-on-year on Blue Monday

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New data reveals that Brits are increasingly turning to a bit of online retail therapy to escape the Monday Blues. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Online retailers risk alienating older generations amid a rush to digitise during COVID

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The shift towards online shopping risks alienating older consumers in the event of another lockdown, according to research by global commerce agency 5874 Commerce. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

UK shoppers fighting back against online retailers who fail to deliver

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UK consumers are fighting back against online retailers that fail to deliver, a new research report into what the UK public expects from retailers when shopping online has found. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Online retailers speed up delivery times to keep up with demand during COVID-19 lockdown

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Online retailers and their carriers are delivering parcels almost 20% faster than usual, with the average delivery time reducing from 2.1 Internet Retailing Critical Issuesdays to 1.7 days in the last two weeks, according to new internal data released from post-purchase experts parcelLab.

Nearly three-quarters of consumers expect online retailers and brands to use recyclable packaging

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Internet Retailing Critical Issues Loading A new ‘conscious consumer’, more aware of the environmental impact of their purchases, has emerged from the coronavirus lockdown, a new research report by PFS and LiveArea, has found.

Online retailer eSpares launches customer video consultations to tap up bricks-and-mortar specialists

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eSpares, the UK online parts store for home appliances, has entered into a new partnership with technology provider ConferWith. The partnership will provide customers with real time advice from experts over live video as they browse online. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Online retail sales reach 12-year high as e-commerce underpins the ‘new normal’

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COVID-19 continued to reshape the retail landscape in May, as consumers acclimatised to the enforced shift of shopping online. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

Online retail sales reach 12-year high as e-commerce underpins the ?new normal?

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COVID-19 continued to reshape the retail landscape in May, as consumers acclimatised to the enforced shift of shopping online. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

From Brexit to omni-channel fulfilment – a year-in-review for online retail

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Amidst ongoing political turbulence and the continued transformation of the modern high street, 2019 was a challenging year for retail to say the least. Brexit uncertainty, combined with the growing customer demand for sustainability and superior levels of customer service, has put substantial pressure on embattled retailers. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply ChainBy Joe Farrell, VP of international operations at PFS.

Instore and online retail services must play nicely together – lest iconic brands will disappear

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Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply ChainSeamless mobile connectivity can help prevent this from happening explains Colin Abrey of Nextivity.

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

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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? Critical Issues Internet RetailingCan technology help? Michael Schirrmacher, Managing Director UK, Bloomreach, offers his thoughts….

ChannelSale Attends IRCE 2018—Pledges To Redefine Online Retail Industry

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In recent times, annually held IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition) has become a hallmark of excellence and inventiveness in the e-commerce industry that online sellers around the world participate in. The post ChannelSale Attends IRCE 2018—Pledges To Redefine Online Retail Industry appeared first on ChannelSale Blog. Internet Retailer Conference IRCE 2018 Online Retail Industry

74.7% online retail sales growth shows Lockdown 2.0 killed the High Street’s revival stone dead, says ParcelHero

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November’s retail sales estimates, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), reveal the High Street’s loss was online’s gain. Online sales spiked by 74.7% in value as early-bird Christmas shoppers hit the internet in record numbers. Internet Retailing

Retail Resilience - Advice for online retailers on maximising productivity during Covid-19

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Unless, like certain FMCG retailers who are experiencing a surge in online sales, chances are, due to the uncertain times we find ourselves in, that your sales have suffered a dip. Couple that with the potential of a complete lockdown, times could not be more difficult for some retailers, even with the government support on offer. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply ChainBy Richard Bendelow, CEO of Aero Commerce.

Ecommerce growth could create 12 million sq ft of last mile logistics space requirements by 2025

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Ecommerce sales are forecast to rise from 27% to 30% by 2025, resulting in an additional £37 billion worth of online retail sales. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Unboxing clever

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For online retailers creating a memorable ‘unboxing experience’ has become increasingly important, says Charlie Walker, marketing director of Walker Logistics Ltd. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

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

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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. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues Loading

The Top 10 Sessions to See at IRCE 2018

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It’s almost time for the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition , AKA IRCE — the massive ecommerce conference with the largest expo hall in the industry. IRCE 2018 takes place from June 5 to 8 at McCormick Place West in Chicago and, with an agenda put together by the experts at Internet Retailer magazine, it’s a can’t-miss event for everyone in ecommerce. Don Davis, Editor at Large, Internet Retailer. consumers are using online marketplaces.

Fashion & travel sectors boost online sales as lockdown end is planned

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The latest online retail data from Salesfire has shown the travel and fashion sectors capitalised on sales in February following the announcement of a roadmap out of lockdown. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

Marketplacer and Tryzens form partnership

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Online marketplace platform, Marketplacer, and international digital commerce consultancy, Tryzens, have partnered to enable online retailers to drive sales, gain rapid access to sellers, and manage products via a simplified dropship system. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

AI and voice search among the top eCommerce trends for 2020, says Kooomo

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To keep up with the changing demands of consumers, Ciaran Bollard, CEO at Kooomo, the Enterprise Cloud Commerce Platform, has put together a list of the ten key eCommerce trends that online retailers should be aware of: . Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply ChainAs we move into a new decade, technology is continuing to make big changes in the way eCommerce businesses engage with their customers.

Migrating your eCommerce platform: what you need to know

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With only 110 days left before the end of support for Magento 1, it is important for online retailers to get moving on their eCommerce platform migration or risk a gap in sales. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

67% of e-commerce business are putting off customers with insufficient product images

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Online retailers are losing out on additional revenue by not utilising simple methods to capture sales from potential customers, new research has revealed. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Ecommerce growth drives expansion for James and James Fulfilment

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James and James Fulfilment, a provider of outsourced fulfilment services to online retailers, has announced that significant growth over the last 12-18 months has led to strategic investments in new hires, infrastructure and facilities at its Northamptonshire-based headquarters. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Macfarlane Packaging launches annual ‘unboxing’ research

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The results are expected to further help online retailers to tailor their packaging to meet the needs of their customers. Internet RetailingMacfarlane Packaging, the supplier of protective packaging, launched its fifth annual ‘unboxing’* survey to UK consumers on 13 July.

Time to automate ID verification in an online world

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Online retail sales are booming thanks to the pandemic and shoppers increasingly recognising the convenience of buying online. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply ChainBy Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa. This is backed up by figures from the ONS that reveal ecommerce sales grew 46 per cent in 2020, compared with 2019. The fastest growth since 2008.

21+ eCommerce Conferences in 2018 for Online Retailers

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Unlike other lists online, this list focuses only on eCommerce. Sellers Conference for Online Entrepreneurs. Online Retailer Conference & Ecommerce Expo. Retail’s Digital Summit SHOP.org. National Retail Federation. Internet Retailing Expo. Retail Global Goldcoast. Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition. Retail Global. Last year, we brought you a list of all eCommerce Conferences in 2017.

How retailers can survive COVID-19 by optimising their omnichannel strategies

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By Annabella Yang, VP Digital Retail, Mobiquity. COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to online retail. With social distancing guidelines and lockdown keeping customers at home, ecommerce has become the main sales channel for retailers during the pandemic. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Fast search and free shipping top the list of ‘ecommerce must-haves’ this Christmas

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That’s according to a new research report from Episerver, outlining the 26 best practices for online retailers this Christmas. Internet Retailing Critical IssuesFast search functions and free shipping are the keys to ecommerce success this holiday season.