British consumers are feeling flush in the lead-up to Christmas with almost half of people admitting to shopping online whilst sat on the toilet. 46% of shoppers from both the UK and France said they shop on the loo, proving that it’s more than just a flash in the pan, (more…)
For the first time New York shoppers will be able to instantly buy the latest range from men’s fashion brand 2(X)IST via “Virtual Stores”, as it partners with mobile platform PowaTag to transform the way people shop.
UK shoppers hold deals in the palm of their hands, quite literally, this Christmas, with more than half using mobile devices to do price comparison on gifts while in store.
There’s more to m-commerce than conventional wisdom suggests, with 30% of e-commerce traffic globally coming from mobile, and up to 40% of that for top US retailers. And mobile is now about purchase, not just research.
This year’s Black Friday saw traffic to retailer sites coming from mobile overtake that from PCs, accounting for 55% across the day, as workers took advantage of mobile to shop for deals while at work. data from Peerius, a personalization company reveals.
While much of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday hype has seen analysts looking for shopping numbers on either side of the weekend, research by Monetate suggests that much of the mobile traffic on Black Friday actually buy the next day, on Cyber Saturday.
Unlike desktop traffic to e-commerce sites, which tends to peak on Mondays and remains stronger during weekdays than on weekends, mobile shopping traffic is highly concentrated on Sundays. The lowest is Friday.
As the war for the best mobile shopping experience heats up, eBay has launched its new look iPad app, which it hopes will make shopping on tablets more exciting, simpler and more engaging in time for Chirstmas.
Spreadshirt, a print-on-demand platform for clothes and accessories, has seen every second visitor in 2014 coming from a mobile device.
The latest results from the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmarking Report reveals that more than 37% of online sales are now made via a smartphone or tablet device, with the figure increasing to 43% for clothing merchants.
As one of the biggest shopping weekends of 2014 approaches, leading online retailer Argos is predicting a UK mobile shopping frenzy this year with more visits than ever to its website and apps on ‘Cyber Monday’ coming from shoppers using smartphones and tablets.
Fast food chain McDonald’s is to globally roll out an app that seeks to bring total personalisation, ordering and a loyalty programme to its millions of consumers anywhere in the world, the company revealed in New York this week.
Sainsbury’s is trialling a new app designed to link the store and online experience. The new shopping app enables customers to fill their shopping basket via their smartphone before they arrive at the store, scanning barcodes from any product or adding items from Sainsbury’s website. It is designed to navigate (more…)
Doddle, the new parcel collection, returning and sending service located in and around train stations across the UK, has launched a new iOS mobile app to help retailers provide a better overall customer experience ahead of the peak season.
More traffic and more sales are coming from mobile devices in the UK than ever before, suggests the latest Benchmark from Affiliate Window – with 31,000 sales originating on a mobile or smartphone every day.
In a bold move, retailer River Island has become one of the first retailers to develop a transactional version of its app for the Amazon-owned Kindle platform. It joins Debenhams , Lidl and ASDA on the platform.
Shop Direct today said its strategy of building a world-class digital retailer where customers can shop affordably and across devices was paying off, as it reported 512% growth in pre-tax profits. But group chief executive Alex Baldock said the company still had a ‘ton more’ to do. “These are strong (more…)
While the omni-channel approach is working for Shop Direct, boosting profits by 512%, many retailers still need to get to grips with how to make multi- and omni-channel fly. So to help you Internet Retailing and SLI have joined forces to bring you a webinar on Multichannel predictions and priorities (more…)
Kids today eh? They clog up shopping malls and don’t buy anything. And now its official: 16 to 24 year olds socialize in retail environments and even use the shops for research, but tend to buy online – usually via mobile – from elsewhere.
Never before have shoppers been so comfortable with browsing and buying on their tablets and smartphones, with on average more 50% of web traffic to JohnLewis.com now coming from mobile devices.