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Planning for the future of retail

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It’s all about planning for the future in today’s InternetRetailing newsletter, where today we report on plans by Tesco, Waitrose and InPost to launch click and collect points at London Underground stations, on online merchants’ plans for overseas sales in 2014, and on Samsung’s plans for its own chain of brand stores, in partnership with Carphone Warehouse. It’s in that spirit that we’d like to ask you how you see the ecommerce and multichannel industries developing in the future. Take part in our survey, help us paint a picture of the future of retail, and you could win a £250 Amazon voucher.

Today we also report on Amazon as it unveils profits, but disappoints investors. Our guest comment today comes from Steve Uren, group creative director of Venda, on the potential for unisex online retailing.

Our webinars

On February 26, we’ll be joined by Azzam Sheikh, SEO and social media manager of National Tyres and Autocare, and Nils Michaelis, marketing analyst at Trustpilot, to explain how National Tyres and Autocare used online reviews to engage their customers, increasing conversions by 8.7%, in a webinar, Utilise online reviews to increase your conversions. The event starts at 11am. Find out more 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, while registrations are open on the IRX 2014 website.

Catch-up on IRC 2013

If you missed an Internet Retailing Conference 2013 presentation that you’d like to catch up on, you can do so now through the post-event website. Visitors to can access all the presentations that we’ve been given permission to share with our audiences.

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