A fifth of all online transactions in the UK are set to come from mobile by the end of this year, accounting for a whopping £8billion being spent through the channel. And the picture is pretty rosy across the rest of Europe, if The Centre for Retail Research is to (more…)
As many as 11% of retailers said they expect over 50% of online sales to be made on a smartphone or tablet device by the end of this year, according to the latest IMRG e-Retail Survey published today. This figure is up from just 4% in 2013, when the last (more…)
UK retailers and other advertisers spent £6.3bn in 2013 reaching consumers who surf the internet through a growing array of devices, new figures show. More than £1bn of that total was directed at those who use a mobile device to go online, found the latest Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB) (more…)
Discount voucher company vouchercloud has partnered with Vodacom to launch its offering in South Africa and incorporate deals with exclusive codes across a range of sectors including discounts from McDonalds, NuMetro Cinemas, Makro, Game, Jet, Planet Fitness, Edgars, Adega, Doppio Zero and Billabong.
Retailers have got used to their customers going mobile but their mobility between devices is proving a new challenge that retailers need to overcome, according to those that presented within the Mobile and Mobility conference track at last week’s Internet Retailing Expo, reports Liz Morrell.
How times have changed. Just over three quarters (76%) of the top 100 UK retailers have optimized their websites for mobile devices – compared to 100% of top US retailers, with only 25% of the top 20 UK online retailers by revenue having optimized for mobile shoppers. This is a (more…)
The latest of our previews of the forthcoming Internet Retailing Expo 2014 (IRX 2014) looks at the Top500, InternetRetailing’s new listing of the UK’s leading ecommerce and multichannel retailers. In the months to come we’ll be examining the concept of ‘topness’ – and the different facets a business must boast (more…)
The UK has the highest percentage of people who make a purchase every month on their smartphone (32%) out of 18 European countries, including France (8%), Germany (15%), Italy (8%) and Sweden (19%). This is the key finding from new Google-commissioned TNS research, which explores the growing importance of online (more…)
Richard Newland, commercial director, Zapp, is keynoting in the Mobile and Mobility Theatre at IRX 2014 on Thursday 27 March, on the business imperative topic du jour, Navigating Your Way Through Payment Technologies. Paul Skeldon met up with him ahead of his appearance to find out more about why retailers (more…)
One in three of all UK online sales are now made on a mobile device, according to the latest results from the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmarking (Q4 2013/4). In the period November 2013 to January 2014, m-retail accounted for 32% of online sales – 6% were via smartphones, while tablet devices (more…)
Although about 30% of apparel transactions are now made from mobile devices, just 15% of people used a mobile device for their last purchase, suggesting that mobile shoppers are simply a very active buying group. Just three of 1,027 respondents made their last purchase over a mobile phone network.
Last week saw the annual mobile jamboree Mobile World Congress take place in Barcelona. Shingo Murakami, MD of Rakuten’s Play.com, was there and gives a unique insight into how retailers should be looking at the next big things in mobile tech right now or risk getting left behind
The likely direction of online shopping is spelt out in new figures released this week. Research from business adviser PwC found that fewer shoppers are using their PC to buy online. Rather they’re turning to smartphones and tablets.
Smartphones and tablets are transforming shopping and creating a powerful new type of Super Shopper, according to a study by eBay and Deloitte. And retailers need to target these people to boost their sales in all channels, the marketplace reveals.
With only 10% of the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) having a mobile optimized website, businesses could be missing out on £77 billion in annual revenue a study has found. And only 13% of those without a mobile optimized site plan to have one by the end of 2014.
Mark Cody, senior marketing manager, mobile, at Tesco is speaking at Internet Retailing Expo 2014 (IRX 2014). Ahead of the event, he spoke to Internet Retailing magazine about mobile trends, innovations at Tesco and what delegates will learn from his presentation.
Fears that online and mobile retailing are cannibalizing – or even killing – the high street appear unfounded, with research by eBay and Deloitte across 21 leading retailers in the UK dress market and German white goods market, suggesting that for every £100 spend online, only £5 is being taken (more…)
Following a limited trial last year, The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is to go live with an m-commerce approach to cutting queues and increasing sales of beers and pies at its Twickenham stadium, as it seeks to combine mobile ordering, payments and loyalty into a simple app from m-payment platform (more…)
Some of the UK’s biggest retailers are set to discuss the next stages of mobile retailing’s evolution – and its place at the heart of omni-channel – at Internet Retailing Expo 2014 on 26-27 March at the Birmingham NEC. And a glance at the speakers signed up for the must (more…)
House of Fraser has today unveiled its mobile-first website. The department store group announced back in June that it was to move to responsive design, in recognition of the growing importance of mobile devices in the online retail cycle. IMRG figures recently showed that m-commerce is now the primary driver (more…)