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%.
Mobile is outstripping traditional PCs when it comes to searching for retail goods, with clothes and fashion leading the way, finds the latest BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor Q1 2015.
An app update for vente-privee that will sync with the Apple Watch will be downloadable for free from the April 24 launch date for the sale of the watch and shopping channel QVC is adding its notification functions to an updated version of its app that works with the watch.
Gareth Bray, Head of Solutions Engineering for Moxie, argues that, while mobile is meant to be the future of e-commerce – not least now driven by Google’s new algo – retailers lack of understanding is holding it back as the experience is still really poor. So what can be done?
Retailers anticipate accelerated growth for 2015 according to research released today from eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc company – and mobile is among the main investment priorities.
Consumers are set to spend £53.6 billion a year using their smartphones and tablets by 2024, compared with the £9.7 billion spent today, according to new research by Barclays . However, only 3% of retailers believe that they have a ‘cutting edge’ mobile strategy.
ASOS , the UK’s largest independent online fashion and beauty retailer, has teamed up with retail technology specialists Red Ant to develop and deliver mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android to the Chinese market.
From 21 April websites that are not mobile optimised could see a decline in rankings as Google introduces a much anticipated change to its algorithm.