We’re excited in today’s InternetRetailing newsletter to reveal the shortlist for the 2014 Internet Retailing Awards. And over the coming weeks we’ll be looking at each award in detail ahead of the awards evening on June 26 at One Mayfair.
This week’s other news stories tell of multichannel moving to the forefront across the ecommerce and multichannel retail industry. Carphone Warehouse and Dixons say their merger will position the combined company well for a future in which digital will move centre stage, with mobile at the heart of it all. Thomas Cook, which this week said its annual income from ecommerce is now about £3bn, this week set out the role digital plays in its business, while we’ve also delved into final results from property developers British Land and Land Securities, to see why digital matters to those developing new retail sites – and what they’re doing about it.
What makes ecommerce so important to the industry is the fast growth of online sales, and today we also report on April’s figures from the IMRG.
We also have news of Cafédirect’s move into ecommerce, while today’s guest comment comes from Shane Fitzpatrick of Chase Paymentech.
Click to read more on our current research and events, including our third annual Internet Retailing Awards.
On May 20, Amplience founder and chief executive James Brooke leads a hands-on webinar that will show how retailers from Tesco to L’Oreal are using rich and dynamic media to create compelling shopping experiences. Amplience: Customer experience masterclass takes place at 2pm on May 20. Click here to find out more and register for the free event.
And on May 21, Jim Davidson, managing of marketing research at Bronto, will host a webinar demystifying the responsive design for marketing messages. Bronto: The responsive inbox: marketing to multidevice consumers takes place at 2pm on May 21. Click here for more information and to register for free.
Click to visit the Internet Retailing webinars page to find out about any upcoming webinars and to catch up on any that you may have missed.
Last year the winners of the Internet Retailing Awards for the multichannel and ecommerce industry awards included Tesco, Burberry, Asos, Lakeland, eBay, Amazon, Oasis/Warehouse and LoveHoney, who celebrated their wins at a rooftop party in the middle of the City. The picture on this guest comment is from our first annual awards, back in 2012. But who will take this year’s titles? The shortlist is now announced, while we have more in the May issue. The winners will be revealed at an exclusive event at One Mayfair on Thursday June 26. Click here for more information or to buy a ticket to the event.
Catch-up on IRX 2014
If you missed an Internet Retailing Expo 2014 presentation that you’d like to catch up on, you can do so now through the post-event website. Visitors to www.internetretailingexpo.com can access all the presentations that we’ve been given permission to share with our audiences.