Primetime TV programmes such as Peaky Blinders and the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) are responsible for triggering a significant rise in dual-screen shopping – the act of watching television whilst simultaneously surfing the internet on a laptop, tablet or smartphone – with a direct impact on small businesses selling kitchenware (more…)
Mobile sales are almost at 50%, compared to 31% this time last year, with conversion rates doubling year on year, the latest monthly benchmark figures from the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index reveal.
Fitness First, the global fitness club brand, has revealed in an exclusive interview with Internet Retailing that it has updated and ‘mobilised’ its brand through ‘CustomFit’, its fitness app, as wearables, mobile, health and commerce collide.
This week international gym chain Fitness First rolled out a new app that ‘mobilises’ its brand. In this day and age this is something increasingly important to all retailers and there is much that the retail world can learn from what Fitness First is attempting to do.
There is plenty to get the juices flowing for those coming to IRC 2016 on 12 October who want a practical insight into how to implement mobile and omni-channel services in the extensive workshop programme. Here are the highlights for those looking to plan how to get the most from (more…)
Amazon Dash, Amazon’s smart button for ordering selected branded groceries, was launched in the UK last week claiming to bring convenience to consumers by enabling them to replenish products at the touch of a button. But is it making things more expensive for consumers?
The fashion world is opening its door for the annual New York Fashion Week on the 8th September to parade the latest trends and styles of the season. The event will attract A-listers, industry insiders and shoppers alike, who are all able to view a livestream of the catwalk on (more…)
COOP Denmark is to roll out a new Beep and Pay (‘Bip & Betal’) mobile electronic payment solution across its entire chain of stores, adding payments to its mobile loyalty app.
The Internet Retailing Conference 2016 (IRC2016) is, of course, focusing on mobile and its growing role in retailing and there are already some interesting retailers lined up to talk about the trails they are blazing.
Top travel brands are strengthening their multi-device offering, with 80% successfully optimising their websites for mobile, a new report finds.
With many people heading off to warmer climes for their holidays, research released by Hitwise, a division of Connexity, reveals how important mobile devices are for travellers during the early planning stages of a trip.
Despite the increasingly rapid rise of mobile as the preferred online shopping channel, consumers are starting to be more vocal about their frustrations and what they don’t like about it – and retailers need to listen up as there is much at stake.
Furniture Village has a new fully responsive website. Designers looked at how customers used the site as they set about developing the new site for the retailer, a Top250 company in IRUK Top500 research. Georgina Stoaling, director of ecommerce at Furniture Village , said: “It was essential that our new (more…)
Hammerson this week set out some of the ways its bridges the gap between online and in-store as it looks to improve customers’ experience in its shopping centres. It says that best practice digital solutions and customer engagement are both key ways that it differentiates itself from competitors as it (more…)
Make up company RImmel has rolled out a new app that lets users try make up looks in 3D on their smartphone to see if they “get the look”.
Tesco is among a number of retailers who’s sites rocket up the rankings of most popular websites globally when mobile traffic is taken into account. Digital market intelligence firm SimilarWeb, the first company to incorporate mobile data visits to reveal the world’s most popular websites, also found nearly every country (more…)
Retail tech start-up NearSt aims to add £4billon in sales for high street retailers in the UK by connecting products in local shops to smartphones. The platform allows people to order products for instant collection and one-hour delivery, beating any existing offer from online platforms such as Amazon.
Despite many retail organisations bending over backwards to meet employee demands, nearly two thirds (60.5%) of retail workers believe that workplaces have actually become more strict – and many employees are worried about the role of mobile in the workplace and what it might mean.
Ocado said that more than half of its orders were checked out using mobile devices, as it today reported double-digit sales growth in its latest half-year figures. Some 55% of orders were checked out using a smartphone or tablet computer in the 24 weeks to May 15. Over the same (more…)
Tesco Mobile is rolling out a new mobile service – Tesco Mobile Xtras – which promises to cut customer phone bills, if they watch certain exclusive bits of content and offers when unlocking their Android smartphones.