Forget Cyber Monday, it should be rechristened Mobile Monday after UK shoppers spent 86% more on mobile devices over Cyber Monday weekend in comparison to a regular shopping day, according to data from Usablenet, which reveals that mobile transactions doubled over the holiday shopping weekend as consumers hit the online (more…)
Entertainment purchases such as books, games and DVDs, gadgets and cinema tickets are the most popular items for consumers to purchase on their smartphones, according to research conducted by global retail technology provider, Omnico.
As retailers mop their brows following the rush of ‘Cyber Monday’ – historically one of the busiest days of the year for online shopping – new research released by O2 reveals how we are turning into a nation of ‘smart shoppers’, using technology to shop on our own terms this (more…)
A study of UK consumers has revealed that 63% of UK consumers will use their mobile for Christmas shopping this year. The survey by Tripwire of 1000 employed consumers also revealed a quarter of respondents are willing to spend over £100 on mobile retailing, and three percent are willing to (more…)
Tablet commerce will triple this year to reach £4.74 billion and take 10.4% of total UK retail e-commerce sales, according to eMarketer’s latest forecasts. For the first time, more m=commerce sales will occur on tablets than smartphones, with tablets expected to account for 58.0% of all retail m-commerce sales in (more…)
As Christmas looms, the first of the ‘Domesdays’ in the run up to the festival of consumption –Monday 25 November (Manic Monday?) – is showing every indication that we are indeed in for a mobile yuletide. Benchmarking by IBM has shown that more and more people are not only going (more…)
As Cyber Monday hoves into view, figures suggest that there are other online shopping spikes starting to happen driven by mobile. According to data from Affiliate Window Sunday 17 November has already seen mobile and tablet shopping traffic hit 35%, while data from Tradedoubler shows that Sunday 1 December is (more…)
The volume of traffic to UK retail websites coming from mobile devices was up by more than 60% year on year in October 2013 compared to October 2012 and sales from mobile up 80% over the same period – pointing clearly to this being a very mobile yuletide and showing (more…)
Mobile commerce may well be adversely affecting the high street in Scotland, if the Scottish Retail consortium is to be believed, but globally mobile and online commerce are not forcing consumers to shun the traditional high street. A study of 13,000 consumers across 20 countries by BuzzCity finds that, 59% (more…)
The ecommerce profile of the London Underground network rose significantly this week. Asda announced it was to enable travellers to collect their online orders from six tube station car parks, while there are also suggestions that Amazon will use space vacated as ticket offices close down across the network as (more…)
When it comes to buying a tablet computer online, Amazon is streets ahead of Apple, Samsung and other rivals, with 81% of shoppers hitting its site looking for tablets checking out its Kindle Fire product. It then goes on to covert 6.6% of them, compared to 3.4% for Apple. Only (more…)
A whopping 12.4% of online Christmas shopping will come via mobile devices in Europe, up 68% on last year, according figures put out by Adobe in the build up to the festive season. If these numbers are correct, then mobile holiday shopping in Europe will be larger than that of (more…)
British consumers are expected to spend freely this Christmas but, practical presents will still top festive shopping lists according to a survey of high street retailers by Barclays – and shopping online and via mobile are going to be order of the day, believes the bank.
While predictions abound of the growth in sales via mobile over Christmas, figures for October released by Affiliate Window show that sales through tablets and smartphones actually dropped very slightly between September and October falling from 23.05% to 22.70% of total online sales. However, this is expected to rise significantly (more…)
The latest round of global mobile testing from Rakuten Marketing reveals significant growth in mobile tracking. Three quarters of the brands that the network works with globally, have implemented some mobile tracking in their CPA programme to ensure they maximise this potential and around two thirds are tracking on every (more…)
Online jewellery vendor Gemporia is extending its online presence with the launch of an iPhone app. The new app comes at a busy time for the company following the launch of its new international website in July, and is a natural progression for Gemporia as it bids to become the (more…)
This year will see the UK’s first-ever mobile Christmas, with traffic from mobile phones and tablets expected to overtake visits from desktops this December 25. The forecast comes from John Lewis , which says almost 50% of traffic to its website came from mobile last Christmas Day – and this (more…)
The number of European mobile shoppers grew by 43% over the past year, with 20% of smartphone users accessing online retail sites and apps using their device. In addition, 1 in 7 European smartphone users have completed a retail transaction on their mobile phone in a month.
Mobile commerce at Argos more than doubled in the first half of its financial year to account for 16% of sales, one year into the general retailer’s digital transformation plan. Some 43% of its total sales were made online, including through its Check & Reserve service, with commerce over both (more…)
We hear lots about the power of technologies linking the store and online – but for every retailers citing the powerful effect of Click and Collect on its sales, how many traders are actually using them, rather than simply talking about them? Retail technology provider Omnico has come up with (more…)