The UK is increasingly becoming the go to country for online shoppers from across the world, with China leading the way – and 83% of these Chinese shoppers are using mobile.
With just a few days to go until the biggest shopping event of the year, Argos is gearing up its online channels, stores, distribution network and people to be ready to fulfil demand for the thousands of deals it is offering to UK shoppers for Black Friday 2015.
Greggs and Marks & Spencer offer the best quality free Wi-Fi of the UK’s leading high street brands, according to a study released today by Wi-Fi experts Devicescape. But when brands are ranked according to a combination of the quality of their Wi-Fi and the ease with which it can (more…)
You have all by now seen the John Lewis Christmas ad – Man on The Moon. Set to the Oasis track ‘Half The World Away’, recorded by 19-year-old rising music star, Aurora. As ever it brings a tear to the eye and hopefully has the middle classes reaching for their (more…)
As consumers get ever more mobile, conversion rates still lag behind desktop: and UX testing thinks it knows why. Poor user experience, slow load times and design errors all make for a poor user experience on mobile – even with top brands who lead the mobile field.
Either the geeks of the world have got into gardening and scatter cushions, or home and garden retailers have cracked their omni-channel strategies. Figures out this week from the BRC show that searches for home and garden have gone up across the board but have gone through the roof on (more…)
The latest quarterly figures from Affiliate Window show a small drop in mobile traffic to retail websites, down from 48% in Q2 to 46.93% in Q3. However, sales from mobile went up from 36.86 to 37.19% over the same period. 24.48% of traffic came from a smartphone – down from (more…)
Fried chicken emporium KFC has shown that mobile location based promos do actually work, with a three month trial driving increased footfall and a very impressive click through rate to its site.
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…)