London Fashion Week will always be at the forefront of every trend, and digital innovations continue to be vogue – and this year even the fancy designer brands are going to have to adopt a mobile-led, multi-channel digital approach to capture attention and engage their consumers. Designers must now think of (more…)
With London Fashion Week in full swing, Sarah Flannery, Head of Display and Paid Social at Forward3D, explores how digital shopping is transforming the world of fashion shows and retailing For years now, we’ve been able to order food, electronics, you name it, straight to our door with delivery times (more…)
InternetRetailing’s Mobile Editor Paul Skeldon shares his thoughts on what’s ahead for mobile in 2018. Taking a look at what lies ahead in mobile retailing is always a tricky business. I make no bones that most years I get it right, but always miss something that comes out of (more…)
Online retailing is showing signs of becoming a maturing market with predictions for a tough 2018 ahead. IMRG reports on the figures. UK online retail sales were up 12.1% on average year-on-year (YoY) in 2017, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. Compared to (more…)
Mango, the global high street fashion retailer, is working with Vodafone on a new programme to rollout digital fitting rooms to the company’s top stores worldwide. The digital fitting room has been designed around a new Internet of Things (IoT) digital mirror designed by Mango, developed by Vodafone in collaboration (more…)
M&S MOVES TECHNOLOGY AS PART OF ITS FIVE-YEAR transformation plan, Marks & Spencer has announced a new Technology Transformation Programme that will enable it to become a digital-first business and deliver an improvement in customer experience. It is designed to create a more agile, faster and commercial technology function (more…)
Today’s ONS retail sales figures for January paint a gloomy picture of the month gone by and, more worryingly, the months ahead. With inflation set to rise and with Brexit still casting a shadow of uncertainty across, well, everything, consumer confidence is at a low ebb and retailers are feeling (more…)
Sales across UK retailing have been largely flat in January, with continued slowdown in the coming months, predicts the latest ONS figures out today. In January 2018, the underlying pattern in retail sales, as suggested by the three-month on three-month measure, is one of slow growth with the quantity bought (more…)
Black Friday saw apps’ contribution to online and mobile revenue double compared to 2016. So finds Poq’s app commerce peak trading report, based on more than 30 million sessions across retailer’s mobile websites, desktop and mobile apps, including iOS and Android. In 2017 clients on the Poq platform saw apps’ (more…)
Mobile is everywhere and its potential as a marketing tool is only just being fully realised. So how can you get on board with real mobile marketing? Emily Buckman, Global Strategic Consultant, Urban Airship offers three steps to mobile marketing heaven
With just 100 days before the deadline for EU GDPR compliance on 25th May 2018, a pan-European study finds that businesses have never been so close to being fully compliant to new data regulations, and for the first time, organisations identify the positive benefits of compliance. According to research by (more…)
Hoorah for men! As the pink sparkly dust settles on another Valentine’s Day, it is great to see that 13% of males in the UK would rather an AI-powered robotic gift chooser picked out presents for their beloved than having to do it themselves. Better still, 18% of them would (more…)
73% of UK consumers would spend more in stores on Valentine’s Day if they received personalised offers via their smartphones, while 54% believe that hyper-local promotions relating to stores or localities will also increase their romantic expenditure. Research from Vista Retail Support shows that 75% of UK consumers surveyed say (more…)
In 2018, more than a third of smartphone users worldwide will use their mobile phone to pay for a purchase at a physical point of sale (POS) at least once every six months, eMarketer estimates. By 2021, that figure will reach 39.8%, or roughly 1.12 billion people.
Ah Valentine’s day is upon us… I am sure my local sorting office has already taken on many extra staff just to process my cards alone. Well, it is now a sort of new peak isn’t it? To me, Valentine’s day is really the first peak of the new year: (more…)
Some 40% of UK shoppers are planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, and 39% say that they are going to spend more than they did last year, according to New Valentine’s Day research by Savvy. A majority (70%) of UK consumers perceive Valentine’s Day to be a special occasion, (more…)
Mobile now accounts for 6% of global total retail sales and nearly 60% of ecommerce, following a yearly rise of 40% in 2017.
While 46% of UK consumers believe Augmented Reality (AR) will positively impact retail, with Virtual Reality (VR) close behind at 22%, only 50% of retailers have a digital strategy to implement these technologies according to Fujitsu’s Tech in a Transforming Britain Report. Seven in ten consumers say retail has already been (more…)
One of the purported advantages of mobile advertising has been that you can target people based on where they are: well that marketer’s dream is now a reality with the launch of Weve Locate, the UK’s first proprietary location verification technology.
Email marketing reached a milestone in 2017 – for the first time ever, conversion rates for both desktop and mobile were equivalent, according to new data released today by Yes Lifecycle Marketing.