Tesla, the electric performance car maker founded by PayPal creator Elon Musk, is hitting the headlines for rolling out an electric SUV in the US and, at a stroke, upping the ante for electric cars to go mainstream. But the Model S performance saloon that is already on the market (more…)
House of Fraser has introduced Augmented Reality (AR) into its iPhone and iPad shopping apps, allowing customers to access apps and shop from immersive content such as videos, music, 3D product previews, recipes and shoppable lookbooks.
The Internet Retailing Conference 2015 (IRC15) at the Hammersmith Novotel on 14 October is the place to get the skinny on all things retail technology. What is interesting this year is that mobile is an integral part of the conference, being now the cornerstone of engagement, merchandising, omni and multi-channel (more…)
It’s the hottest ticket in town, where the crème de la crème of ecommerce and multichannel retailing meet to debate, learn, network and develop the next great industry advances. But ahead of Internet Retailing Conference (IRC) 2015, we have 10 free delegate passes giving access-all-areas entry to the event to (more…)
Ahead of this year’s InternetRetailing Conference (IRC 2015) we’re running a series of previews of the event and interviewing key speakers at the event. Here Chloe Rigby talks to Robin Phillips, multichannel director at Boots UK, head of his presentation.
The luxury market has outperformed other retail sectors and experienced double-digit growth in orders over the last year, largely due to the rapid adoption of mobile commerce, according to the latest Luxury Shopping Focus report from Demandware.
Big brand retailers such as Ted Baker, Dune and leading Airports are all being linked with the launch of a new augmented in store advertising solution that uses customer smartphone date to more effectively monetize shop floor space.
Despite UK online retail sales showing the weakest August since records began (in 2000), mobile is still on the up, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.
Mobile and tablet use is fuelling a £8.9 billion increase in online sales, contributing to the heavily to the £60 billion set to be spend online in 2016, according to research from RetailMeNot, a marketplace for digital offers.
Shopping centre owner intu is delivering on its promise to attract new shoppers using digital with the roll out of a new app. The move also builds on the company’s ,move to make sure there was more 4G across its portfolio to aid mobile shopping in 10 of its malls.
As part of eBay’s 20th birthday celebrations, the platform has released eBay 4.0, a new app for iOS and Android that creates an easier, more personalised way to shop and sell, and enables eBay’s community to discover things that inspire them, anytime, anywhere.
New data from Juniper Research reveals that retailers seeking to capitalise on the growing Internet of Things trend – where inanimate objects get connected to the web via mobile tech – will spend an estimated $2.5 billion in hardware and installation costs, nearly a fourfold increase over this year’s estimated $670 (more…)
Mother care has tweaked its already very successful app to offer a range of customer service functions led by digital receipts, but also including a baby namer, kick/contraction counters, a pregnancy week-by-week guide, a collection of lullabies, baby tunes and essentials lists.
So often retailers just make an app and hope for the best, but Yankee Candle company has given it more thought: it has launched an app to help people find what kind of fragranced candle to buy.
hungryhouse.co.uk put its beacon technology into action for the first time – at this weekend’s Notting Hill Carnival. The online marketplace for takeaway food activated its iBeacon solutions for the first time, using them to push discounts to its app users at the West London festival this weekend, which more (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.