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Faster, further and more convenient: the rise and rise of digital retailing

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Today’s Internet Retailing newsletter is packed with ample illustrations of just how fast digital retailing is now developing as traders focus on making their businesses ever more international, ever more connected, and ever more convenient. These are all, of course, subjects that retailers will learn more about if they scoop a free access-all-areas ticket to our upcoming Internet Retailing Conference 2013. Place your bid for a free full delegate pass by leaving a comment here, tweeting us at @etail, or emailing chloe at with your answers.

In today’s newsletter we report on how that original etailing pioneer Amazon is now moving towards the next challenge, same day deliveries, and on the returns that investment in international and ecommerce expansion are bringing for Ted Baker. We report on how Tesco and Sainsbury’s are both enjoying online growth, and on the increasing significance that customers are attaching to omnichannel shopping, and in today’s IRC 2013 preview, Rob Jennings of Mamas & Papas shares the nursery retailer’s experiences so far, and hopes for the future, in international retailing. Today’s guest comment comes from Sharon Hodgson of Shoppercentric, who considers the need for those planning mobile strategies to take account of older shoppers as well.

Our webinars

We have an upcoming webinar to let you know about. On Tuesday October 15, EPiServer considers How to win in the M-commerce world. Product manager David Bowen will guide retailers through how they can deliver the 3Ms of the mobile, multichannel and me (personalised) commerce experience, looking at how responsive design, contextual marketing and personalisation can be combined to drive sales and improve customer loyalty. The free event takes place at 11am – register and find out more by clicking here. More information about our webinar programme is available here.

Our events

The 8th Internet Retailing Conference will be held on October 16 in London, when keynote speakers will include Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Ocado and Dressipi, and Laura Wade-Geary, executive director, multichannel ecommerce, Marks & Spencer. For more details, visit See the editorial above for the chance of a free ticket to the event.

Today’s stories

Online channel turns in strong growth for Tesco and Sainsbury’s alike

Majority of UK shoppers now see the importance of omnichannel

IRC 2013 INTERVIEW Rob Jennings of Mamas & Papas on international expansion

GUEST COMMENT Poor eyesight, stiff fingers. Take a closer look at the more mature shopper and m-commerce

Ecommerce and international expansion boost Ted Baker’s first half profits

How Amazon is heading towards same-day deliveries

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