Dixons Retail promotes multichannel talent from within as its group chief executive departs

Dixons Retail has looked to multichannel talent within the group to replace its chief executive John Browett as he heads for Apple in California. Sebastian James, responsible for leading the transformation of the group’s stores, will take over his role while Katie Bickerstaffe, who heads its ecommerce operations in the UK and Ireland takes on the new role of chief executive, UK and Ireland. (more…)

PREVIEW: IRX 2012: The Mobile and Social Commerce Conference

In our latest preview of one of our major events of the year, Internet Retailing Expo (IRX 2012), we take a look at our conference agenda. The Mobile and Social Commerce Conference will be held on March 22, the second day of the free-to-attend two-day event and is for all retailers who want to use, or extend their use of, mobile or social commerce in their businesses. (more…)

Staples unveils ecommerce innovation plan

Staples, the office supplies retailer, is opening a new centre in the US to drive innovation in its ecommerce services as it sets its sights on becoming the world’s leading multichannel retailer. Meanwhile the UK government and Technology Strategy Board today unveiled a new Connected Digital Economy Catapult centre that aims to become a hub transferring knowledge from the digital industries to their offline counterparts. (more…)

Universal Music UK outsources ecommerce fulfillment

Delivery of music and merchandise for more than 70 Universal Music artists are to be managed by arvato UK & Ireland under a new outsourcing contract. The deal will see stocks of CDs, DVDs, clothing and vinyl records sold through online stores for Take That, Lady Gaga and The Rolling Stones managed by arvato, which will also be responsible for related customer service enquiries. (more…)

L’ACSEL s’intéresse de près au e-commerce transfrontière

À l’occasion de ses vœux, l’ACSEL, l’association de l’économie numérique, a annoncé hier matin le lancement d’une commission sur l’e-commerce transfrontière et d’un ouvrage dédié au sujet. La commission présidée par Thierry Petit, co-fondateur de Showroomprive.com et administrateur de l’ACSEL a pour objectif de renforcer l’action de l’ACSEL en faveur (more…)

Rentabiliweb lance une nouvelle solution de paiement

Rentabiliweb, spécialiste de la monétisation d’audience sur Internet vient de lancer  be2bill une nouvelle solution de paiement dédiée au commerce en ligne. Anticipant l’ouverture du monopole bancaire sur les services d’encaissement en ligne, Rentabiliweb Europe (agréé par la Banque de France et membre du GIE Cartes Bancaires) propose une solution (more…)

‘Digital High Street’ a step closer as leading retail brands sign up to NearMe

The idea of the ‘Digital High Street’ has come a step closer with leading retailers Everything Everywhere, Asda and Tescos joining the growing list of retailers signing up to appear on search and discovery app NearMe – adding potentially more than 30million customers to the service that already has an organically grown user base of 500,000 (more…)