Online sales have historically been dominated by traditional e-commerce, but that could all be about to change...
Forget voice search, visual search is the new tool which should be at the top of retailers' priority list
Western e-tailers cannot expect to conquer trade in the South and East unless they adapt to local market conditions
Businesses that invest in the digital tools required to empower customers and their growing desire for more autonomy will thrive
Some big players may appear to dominate the online marketplace, but there are lucrative opportunities for smart operators
From his London powerbase, Alibaba's David Lloyd is UK businesses’ passport to e-commerce in China where many millions of consumers are just a click away
The impact on customers of automation is already making itself felt as online companies jostle for supremacy – or survival
Social e-commerce could be about to take off, but must be fully integrated into the retail online offering to succeed