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.
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.
The rise of Android in m-retailing continues. Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has released sales figures for January 2015 showing that, for the first time, Android smartphones are outperforming Apple’s iPhone in terms of revenue.
House of Fraser has launched a new Android app designed to cater for the increasing number of mobile shoppers using Android devices.
Most retailers now ‘get’ mobile, but turning theory into practice is being hampered by ‘desktop first’ thinking. So believes Stuart McMillan, Deputy Head of E-commerce at Schuh , talking exclusively to Internet Retailing ahead of his presentation at Internet Retailing Expo on 25 March.
UK retailers are significantly ahead of European counterparts, France and Germany, when it comes to uniting the online and in-store shopping journey with apps. In Q4 2014, Amazon and Argos were the leading large retailers in UK app downloads, with both placing particular emphasis on creating an easier shopping process (more…)
Multi-brand digital retailer Shop Direct has launched a new Very.co.uk iPhone app to give its customers an easier, more engaging user experience and marks the company’s first foray into transactional apps. The app includes cutting-edge – and increasingly popular – image recognition technology that allows shoppers to take snaps of (more…)
Christmas was a boon for online retailing, but as the data is sifted through it appears that retailers are still falling short of delivering a satisfactory mobile experience. Recent high profile failures and lack of responding to the consumer move to mobile browsing are a particular concern.