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.
Spreadshirt , the print-on-demand, e-commerce merchandising platform saw sales up in December grow by 18% to €11.8m euros (£9.5m), compared to 2013 all thanks to mobile optimisation.
The shift toward mobile shopping continues, with 40% of UK online retail sales in Q4 2014/15 – that’s November to January – completed through tablets and smartphones, according to the latest research from IMRG and Capgemini : up from 37% in the previous quarter.
A doughnut vendor’s sales have shot up 150% thanks to an out of home (OOH) advertising first – serving promotions in real-time, and then taking payment using live point of sale (PoS) information at London’s Piccadilly Circus.
Mobile payments are hot. Not only has it been talk of the town at Mobile World Congress, but every man and his dog is talking about the growing importance of mobile payments to business.
Shoe emporium schuh is to offer customers free social Wifi with easy one-off log in to provide customers with a better-connected service and to help manage its own stock taking.
Online shoppers are increasingly frustrated with e-commerce, with poor mobile experience from most brands being their biggest bugbear, finds a study of UK consumers by Dyn.
With more and more traffic coming from mobile – and more importantly, with more and more customers wanting to interact with retailers through mobile – etailers must understand what customers want and react quickly, Lysa Hardy, CMO at NBTY Europe tells us ahead of her mobile keynote at IRX15 on (more…)
As many as a quarter of online SMEs are going to go mobile in 2015, reveals eBay , which is good news for consumers and for developers.
Homebase has revamped its smartphone and tablet apps to support “its intent to create a more inspirational and digital experience for its customers” on the back of seeing more than 50% of its web traffic coming from mobile.