Nearly half of visits to French Connection’s [IRDX RFCN] website and some 30% of actual online sales came from mobile, as the company reports growth in sales following a major restructuring exercise to reflect just such changing shopper habits.
As London Fashion week gets underway, a new study shows that fashion retailers are embracing mobile commerce and many are working hard to make mobile user experience better.
UK online retail figures for July show that average order value on mobile devices was markedly higher in July, with the ABV on smartphones up 21% while for tablets it was up 17%.
Most Yoox Net-A-Porter Group sales have been made via mobile devices in its financial year so far, the upmarket fashion group said this week. The update came as the Anglo-Italian retailer published half-year results. The retail group reached €1bn in revenue for the first time in a half-year, as net (more…)
Burberry [IRDX RBUR] this week said that mobile now made up 40% of its online sales.
Debenhams today reported mobile-driven online sales growth as it updated investors on progress in its Debenhams Redesigned strategy to grow both through social shopping and through a ‘Fix the Basics’ plan. The department store group, a Leading retailer in IRUK Top500 research, said that digital sales grew by 7.9% in (more…)
Retail sales are slowing, with 60% of sales coming from smartphones, according to eMarketer and the latest statistics from IMRG Capgemini pointing to eCommerce sales via smartphones growing by almost half year-on-year in May 2017 – betting on mobile first seems like the ‘strong and stable’ thing to do in our uncertain world.
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods not only gives Amazon a food supplier to feed, if you’ll pardon the pun, its online grocery delivery business, but it could also be the keystone that locks together all elements of its retail strategy – Amazon Fresh, Go Stores, Alexa Home Device.
“Understanding the customer” rings in every retailer’s ears, as store chains grapple with changing consumer habits and how to adapt to them. Yet few go as far as sending their staff to live with customers.
The future of slick, polished and (dare we say) pushy car salesmen is under threat, it seems – from mobile.
Smaller retailers are more confident in their online offerings than large organisations, who view their in-store experience as their premium channel, new research from global payment solutions expert Adyen has found.
The wheels of Brexit are firmly in motion and politicians, advisors and business people across industry are scrambling to make sense of the seismic changes about to hit Britain and the EU. But what does it mean for mobile gaming and what does that mean for retail? Dan Matthews explains
Online sales grew again in March, driven in large part by higher average basket values (ABV) through mobile devices for both multichannel and online-only retailers – the total m-retail ABV was up 18% on March 2016, to mark the seventh straight month in which the ABV has risen year on (more…)
In 2016, print on-demand, ecommerce platform, Spreadshirt, increased its global sales globally by around 9% to a total of £77.7m (€93 million), driven largely by mobile.
Aside from store closures, department store giant Debenhams has unveiled a turnaround strategy for its retail business, based around mobile – but there is a lot of work to do if its current site is anything to go by.
The bounce in Easter shopping in the High Street failed to materialise, but it has been a boon for mobile.
With retail analysts predicting an “Easter sugar rush” for the high street, it looks like the holidays may well be a boom for mobile – but it could also be an opportunity to drive home the link between mobile and the high street.
A year after overhauling its website, contemporary homeware retailer Joseph Joseph has seen significant growth in online sales, especially mobile.
Timberland is looking to identify a new audience of fashion conscious, outdoor loving, city dwellers and entice them into the shoe brand’s stores and partner stockists using mobile location intelligence.
ASOS has reported a massive 35% sales rise in the year to April 2017, outstripping all rivals in the sector, driven by a weak pound and the company expertly tapping into the mobile and social habits of its youth shoppers. The Brexit vote in June 2016 and the subsequent crash (more…)