From Ocado to Doddle: how shoppers buy – and the multichannel innovations that will bring change to
In today's InternetRetailing newsletter, we're reporting on how shoppers are buying - and on innovations that are shaping the way we will shop, and take delivery of our purchases, in the future.
We report how UK shoppers went online to buy in January, according to British Retail Consortium figures
out today, with 21.5% of all retail sales taking place online, and we report on new developments that are part of the constant innovation which is keeping UK retail a world-leader in the multichannel and ecommerce industry. Ocado and technology partner Cambridge Consultants are using wireless
to control movement in its automated warehouse, while Doddle
is innovating with a parcel collection service that formalises the willingness of neighbours to take in deliveries for each other.
Today we also report on the significance
of the Chinese New Year to the UK ecommerce retailers. We interview Katrina Jamieson of Halfords
, ahead of IRX 2016, and today's guest comment comes from Darryl Adie of Ampersand
, who considers the economics of free delivery.Our research
The latest InternetRetailing research, the IRUK Top500 2016, is now available to download. Visit the IRUK Top500
section of the website to find out more.Our webinars
Click to visit the Internet Retailing webinars page
to catch up on the latest webinars, which are also available to view again on the IRTV channel
.Event presentations and interviews
Catch up with presentations and other interviews from IRC 2015 on the event website