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Mapping the fast development of shopping as the smartphone rises

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In today’s Internet Retailing newsletter, we’re mapping the fast developing of online and multichannel shopping.

We report on the new Ofcom report that suggests smartphones are now the primary means that UK people use to access the internet – and shop online.

It’s key because the way we shop is changing around the rise of the smartphone, getting faster, and more convenient. Today we report on how new smartphone-based apps are speeding up delivery for Amazon and Doddle, while our guest comment from Eric Fergusson of eCommera focuses on the need to retailers to respond to this fast pace of change.

Today we preview the eDelivery Conference, and we also report a new shoppable ad from Very.co.uk and international expansion for River Island.

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