ecommerce

Last season I fell for Alexander McQueen's playful, younger line, McQ, all over again when Rihanna put a rockabilly spin on their sleeveless tartan puffball dress for her appearance on UK X Factor back in November.
Why is it that a product or deal displayed in a retailer's store may not be available to buy online or vice versa? Or why is it sometimes not possible to return a product bought online to the same retailer's store?
Two leading figures in the luxury sector argue the case for and against embracing technology and online selling, writes Clare Gascoigne.
In a winter of economic discontent, growing online sales combined with high street trading is a brighter outlook says James
The future of the high street isn't a debate that is set to run out of steam any time soon. From deliberations in Westminster about whether ecommerce is the saviour of bricks and mortar stores through to the financial results of some of the best-loved names on the high street being analysed or the implementation of Mary Portas's recommendations, all eyes are on the retail sector.
Mobile commerce is being lauded as the next big thing for e-commerce businesses. Many are already taking full advantage of this new opportunity, but according to latest research a large numbers of consumers are still left underwhelmed by mobile presence of many shops.
About this time of year lots of technology pundits write columns about what they think is going to happen in the upcoming
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Mega Monday, Manic Monday. Why is there a need to amp up the shopping pressure by putting a label on a day when you (and a few million others) panic and realise that Christmas is around the corner and you've barely given thought to what you'll wear to the office Christmas party?
Let's cut the doom and gloom, embrace our position at the forefront of new retail trends in Europe and look forward to a High Street that's mobile, virtual and social. As far as I am concerned, its already here.
As soon as the papers get wind of stories about 'hacking', people are bound to ignore the bland reality of government system hacking in favour of an imaginary thriller movie, possibly starring William Hague in a full-length leather trench coat.