The Entertainer, the rapidly expanding toy shop chain with over a hundred stores, was one of the first retailers to successfully introduce a market-leading “click and collect” service, available for pick-up within just 30 minutes of ordering.
Shoppers in 24 countries around the world, including the UK, Italy, Germany, France and Spain, will soon be able to instantly buy from the Miss Sixty and Energie online catalogues with just a tap of their smartphone. The brand is the first in the world to simultaneously launch PowaTag across (more…)
Reflecting how the postage and fulfillment market is changing, Royal Mail has invested in Dragon’s Den protégée Mallzee – a mobile shopping app for fashion gubbins, the biggest market for delivery – in an attempt to be built into the purchase process.
If you are bored with the everyday and are looking for a gold plated Danish bespoke motorbikes, Spanish furniture, Italian fashion or British Warrant brands, then there’s now an app for you. You can even put it on your Marshall Amps exclusive smartphone – which does go up to 11.
Apple Pay may have garnered all the NFC headlines this week, but sausage roll vendor par excellence, Greggs, has released a refreshed app that enables users to redeem rewards, make payments and receive offers with a simple phone tap at the point of sale, using contactless technology supplied by Spire (more…)
With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram all adding “buy” buttons to their mobile apps, and Amazon allowing users to sign up using their Twitter account, the world’s of social and mobile retail look set to shake up the whole commerce space.
Arcadia Group , which runs Topshop , Topman and Miss Selfridge , among others, has joined the growing roster of retailers to integrate Apple Pay on the day of its launch.
More than a fifth of all UK online shopping sales now take place during people’s daily commutes, according to new data released by Zapp and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr).
Mobile optimised sites convert almost three times more than non-optimised ones and, if you can drive people to repeat use of your app, that will convert even better than mobile or PC. And you need to take note: mobile will be the dominant e-commerce platform in the US, UK and (more…)
Tesco.com is the most visible British supermarket website in mobile phone searches on Google UK (Google.co.uk), performing three times better than nearest rival, Asda.com according to a new study released today.
Fans of famed fashion designer Nicole Miller will be able to instantly buy her latest clothing line through their smartphones as she partners with innovative mobile app PowaTag. The solution will enable users to buy all items on show directly from the website when browsing on NicoleMiller.com.
Sold to consumers as a personalized experience of the high end shops in London’s Covent Garden, new shopping app The Pass will give the areas shops and ruling council – Capital & Counties Properties PLC (‘Capco’), which is responsible for the management and curation of some 1 million sq. ft. (more…)
A mobile first bank, designed around making the most of smartphone features has gained its banking licence and is expected to go live later this summer.
Can Apple Pay ever match up to the hype? Ocado, the online supermarket, thinks so, becoming one of the first retailers to offer its customers the ability to pay with Apple Pay later this year.
House of Fraser has re-launched its transactional iPhone app – the most significant design change since its launch in 2012 – bringing it into line with the rest of its ‘mobile first’ digital strategy.
New research has revealed that almost a third (29 per cent) of new British businesses will start life as a pop-up driven by mobile commerce tech.
UK retailers are collectively missing out on an astounding £6.6 billion per year due to a lack of investment in their mobile offering, according to a new report into mobile spending from the Centre for Retail Research (CRR).
Leading British premium handbag and accessories brand Radley has launched its first mobile app. Available on all Apple devices, the app unlocks new possibilities for Radley customers to shop and interact with the brand. It showcases the full product range, offers social sharing options and can be used in store.
Cortexica, the leading provider of visual search technology, is pleased to announce that it was selected by Net-A-Porter to provide the technology that powers the visual search function of its recently unveiled Net Set app.
A third of all online sales in the UK will take place via smartphones and tablets this year, predicts eMarketer, and by 2019 it will be closer to 40%.