hungryhouse.co.uk is putting its beacon technology into action for the first time – at this weekend’s Notting Hill Carnival. The online marketplace for takeaway food will activate its iBeacon solutions for the first time, using them to push discounts to its app users at the West London festival this weekend, (more…)
More than half of UK smartphone owners (55%) have abandoned a mobile transaction because of usability issues, slow load times, poor check out experience and payment process complications, finds a study by Jumio. And its is costing retailers as much as £6 billion in lost revenues.
The power of instant m-commerce direct from advertising posters is to hit Denmark this summer, with Powa Technologies teaming up with AFA JCDecaux, a subsidiary of the world’s largest outdoor advertising corporation JCDecaux to allow shoppers to purchase products effortlessly 24-hours-a-day with their smartphone simply by scanning specialised tags on the (more…)
The rise of the smartphone is transforming not only the way we order takeaways in the UK, but also what we order, according to new research from Affinion and Conlumino. And, if trends continue, it could be the end of the local chippy as we know it.
Office supply company The Euroffice Group has launched a high speed, full service mobile e-commerce solution for both its business and consumer customers. The site launches as more than ten per cent of the company’s site traffic now originates from mobile users and one quarter of its emails are (more…)
Boohoo , one of the UK’s largest pure-play online fashion retailers, has launched its first ever shopping app using the Poq app commerce platform.
More than a half of US smartphone owners (56%) have abandoned a mobile transaction because of usability issues, slow loading times and poor navigation and check out, finds a study by Jumio. And it is costing US retailers as much as $24 billion in lost revenue.
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.