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…)
Technology – and Brexit – is bringing to an end to the age-old British etiquette of queuing, at least for retailers. Research by retail consultants at Zebras Technologies suggests that transactions at manned, stationary POS check-outs have fallen from 71% 52% today.
With one week to go, it is interesting to see that the thrust of the mobile sessions at IRX2017 at the Birmingham NEC 5-6 April lies not in mobile, but in where mobile now fits with the real world of bricks and mortar. The idea that mobile commerce is some (more…)
Pets at Home is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of pet food, pet products and pet-related services, operating 431 superstores, 391 veterinarian practices, and 246 grooming salons nationwide, as well as a popular website. The company has enjoyed significant growth over the past few years, and expects to open a (more…)
Nottinghamshire market town Mansfield has become the first centre to upgrade to Rewarding Visits technology, which will see its shopping areas transformed into ‘digital high streets’.