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In today’s Internet Retailing newsletter, we take a look at some interesting upcoming innovations and market trends. We have news of Tesco’s move to take click and collect away from its own premises and towards its customers, we look at the continued rise and rise of mobile, both through new figures on retail searches that demonstrate a fast shift towards mobile devices, and in particular tablets, and we report on John Lewis’ prediction that this Christmas mobile will be the ‘shining star’ of the retail story. We also look at B&Q’s reported move to take dynamic pricing into stores, and we have an innovation of our own to report in the shape of our first Twitter interview, in which we quiz Magento COO Roy Rubin. Find out more in the stories below.

Elsewhere today we also report on Whittards’ move to introduce personalisation and the payback DPD is enjoying from online-friendly delivery services.

Our webinars

We have an upcoming webinar to let you know about. Internet Retailing webinars are free to attend, and you can find out more by visiting our webinar page.

On November 5 at 11am, SLI Systems will investigate how a search-data-centric way of executing online merchandising can make the difference to the user experience that makes websites stand out. Use searchandising to increase ecommerce ROI will feature Ed Hoffman, VP of global sales and business development at SLI Systems. Find out more and register for the free event here.

Our events

We’re now gearing up for Internet Retailing Expo 2014 (IRX 2014) in Birmingham. The event will be held on March 26 and 27 at the NEC in Birmingham, where there’ll be an array of conference streams, workshops and a wide range of exhibitors showing off the latest cutting edge technologies. Watch the Internet Retailing website for the latest news on speakers and exhibitors, but registrations are already open on the IRX 2014 website.

Today’s stories

Tesco takes click and collect services to its customers and away from its stores

Mobile set to be ‘shining star’ of Christmas 2013

B&Q could bring smart price tags and variable pricing to the UK high street

Whittards opts for personalisation as it looks to boost the customer experience

Search data illustrates fast change in the way we shop

We asked Roy Rubin

One-hour deliveries and parcel tracking services lift DPD revenues

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