Chinese retailer AliExpress is climbing rapidly in the app stores, poised to make its mark on mobile shopping during the week of Black Friday 2017.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, is to ‘reimagine the digital experience’, with a new online and mobile website that aims to bring the in-store experience – of choosing the husk of a bear, stuffing it and then sewing it up – to a range of devices, so kids can do it all at home.
With Single’s Day looming, UK retailers should be gearing up for a splurge of Chinese shoppers, especially over mobile.
Men like shopping. That is now an actual thing. Thanks to the web and, in particular the smartphone, retailers have seen men spend more on clothes, shoes and grooming that women each month.
Total UK retail search volumes grew 9% across all devices in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter a year ago, with Smartphone traffic driving the lion’s share.
Fast fashion womenswear brand QUIZ has rebooted its iOS and Android apps to make use SaaS technology to keep the brand ahead of the game.
Debenhams is strengthening its multi-channel offering with the launch of a new mobile site based around progressive web app (PWA) technology – giving UK customers the best features of mobile apps with the broad reach of mobile web.
Travel agents and operators are coming under increasing pressure to improve their mobile offering, as more than half of UK holidaymakers are frustrated by the lack of mobile innovation when travelling abroad, according to new research.
Mobile shopping accounted for almost a third (28%) of 2016 online holiday orders across the UK, France and Germany, according to CJ Affiliate’s 2017 Holiday Intelligence Report.
With top consumer titles such as Ideal Home and House Beautiful claiming that 2017 will see a wallpaper revival, popular interior design brand Graham & Brown has increased average order value (AOV) and conversion rates by implementing a testing strategy focused on the mobile experience.
As Black Friday shopping fever hurtles towards us, experts are predicting that this year will the first £10bn mobile month spanning the whole new ‘peak’ of November. They also foresee the rise of voice ordering at Christmas, spelling the beginning of the end of the Christmas letter to Santa. The (more…)
Tesco has announced its 2017/18 interim results, delivering 3.3% sales growth for the Group, with UK like-for-like sales up 2.2%. And part of its improved performance lies with its app.
As Shop Direct, operator of Very.co.uk and Littlewoods, sees half of its sales now coming from mobile, research by Google finds that retail mobile sites are among the slowest on the web.
More than half of Shop Direct sales were made via smartphones for the first time in its latest financial year. The home shopping group behind brands including Very , a Top50 retailer in IRUK Top500 research, Littlewoods.com , a Top100 retailer and VeryExclusive.co.uk, said that 53% of sales were via (more…)
Nearly half of visits to French Connection’s [IRDX RFCN] website and some 30% of actual online sales came from mobile, as the company reports growth in sales following a major restructuring exercise to reflect just such changing shopper habits.
As London Fashion week gets underway, a new study shows that fashion retailers are embracing mobile commerce and many are working hard to make mobile user experience better.
UK online retail figures for July show that average order value on mobile devices was markedly higher in July, with the ABV on smartphones up 21% while for tablets it was up 17%.
Most Yoox Net-A-Porter Group sales have been made via mobile devices in its financial year so far, the upmarket fashion group said this week. The update came as the Anglo-Italian retailer published half-year results. The retail group reached €1bn in revenue for the first time in a half-year, as net (more…)
Burberry [IRDX RBUR] this week said that mobile now made up 40% of its online sales.
Debenhams today reported mobile-driven online sales growth as it updated investors on progress in its Debenhams Redesigned strategy to grow both through social shopping and through a ‘Fix the Basics’ plan. The department store group, a Leading retailer in IRUK Top500 research, said that digital sales grew by 7.9% in (more…)