To paraphrase the somewhat grandiose song from the late ‘80s by the The Sisters of Mercy: isn’t it time you were mobile first and last and always? No one can ignore that mobile has driven much of the growth over the past year or two in ecommerce and, if proof (more…)
Leading lifestyle clothing retailer Fat Face is the latest fashion retailer to embrace omni-channel, implementing its ‘shop your way’ strategy to meet growing demand from customers who are using multiple channels. And it has paid off in spades: the new eCommerce platform launched in November and Fat Face subsequently recorded (more…)
The move by eBay to tie up with Mashable to allow shoppable content on the news and entertainment site’s platform marks a big move for both m-retailing and the marketplace world. The news is big for a number of reasons. Most notable is the move by eBay to sell its (more…)
Worldwide media outlet and tech fanboy dream site Mashable is collaborating with eBay to offer easy-click, shoppable editorial across the UK and US – optimised for mobile.
Half of Domino’s Pizza’s record Christmas period online sales were made via a mobile or other digital device – including Apple Watches.
Maplin – one of the UK’s leading specialist technology retailers – is to let its customers order online and receive the very latest Smart Home tech, security/CCTV products, top quality drones and so on, and then pay for them either at a later date or spread the cost over time. (more…)
Visa’s online payment method, which enables consumers to pay securely in just a few clicks on any device across the internet with some of the world’s top merchants – Visa Checkout – has surpassed 1 million enrolled accounts in the UK.
Mobile expert Paul Skeldon offers advice on how retailers should be preparing today for a mobile-first world Build a mobile-optimised website… Retailers need to be mobile – and that means having both apps and m-web services available to shoppers. While there is a growing use of apps among customers, (more…)
Everyone has an app – but to get the Uber generation to download and use yours you need to make them engage with it. And that means checking in to the app to get rewards and more. Ryan Farley, CEO, Judopay explains
There is only one story dominating retail this week: Amazon Go. It is great to see that the ‘future of retail’ has finally opened its doors – a year late – to the great unwashed. Ironic, too that there was a queue to get in. Well, it made me laugh. The (more…)
Queues for a queue-less store spell success for retail technology sector, says Paul Barnes, Territory Director, App Annie, who believes that the public launch of the Amazon Go Store in Seattle markets a revolution in retail
From cars and holidays to sports equipment and luxury goods, new research shows a growing appetite among today’s rail commuters to make on-train purchases from their mobiles during their commute.
While figures from ONS and Visualsoft both point to mobile retail being up this December, IMRG is warning that over the whole of 2017, both mobile and online sales growth slowed – but it is a trough in a cycle or has it reached maturity?
Recent ONS retail figures paint a gloomy overall picture for retail sales in the UK for 2018 based on 2017’s showing, but mobile could be set to help buck that trend as shoppers embrace it to find deals and engage more personally with retailers.
Mobile revenues for retailers in the UK went up by 79% in December compared to the same period in 2016, as mobile drove online sales up over the festive period.
Online sales over Christmas motored along nicely for Halfords, driven by growing mobile traffic and increased mobile conversion.
In the personalisation era, you need the power of your data on any device – you need to make the mainframe mobile. Here Guy Tweedale, Regional VP, Rocket Software explains how to make that a reality in 2018
While much of the news around Christmas retail have been a bit downbeat, the revelation this week that Yoox Net-A-Porter saw a massive 96% of its Cyber Monday sales come through mobile largely went un-noticed. The fact that it rounded off a year where the online retailer also rocketed past (more…)
Arcadia Group is set to run a six month pilot with Big Data for Humans’ groundbreaking software-as-a-service solution – The Customer Graph – to assess online, mobile and in-store customer behaviour to create personalized interactions. Working across Arcadia’s Topshop , Topman and Wallis High Street retail brands, the retail group (more…)
96% of Cyber Monday sales took place on mobile at The Yoox Net-A-Porter Group , as the retailer racks up more than half its sales in 2017 on the devices.