Shopping centre developer Hammerson is concentrating on digital technology, and in particular mobile, as it looks to drive both footfall and retail sales, improving rental values as a result. The property business said, in half-year figures out today, that there was “an increasing recognition from retailers of the importance of (more…)
More people than ever before are shopping online – driven increasingly by mobile, with nearly half of mobile users (48%) making purchases online regularly. In addition nearly 1 in 5 browse products online before buying in stores. Taken together, more than 70% of mobile consumers shop online.
The deal forged between former tech enemies IBM and Apple that will see IBM tweak its enterprise mobility solutions and apps to work really well on Apple devices is set to have a big impact on retail.
eBay is seeing fast growth in its customers’ use of mobile to buy – and predicts this can only grow, and quickly. In the last quarter alone, the company eBay saw 6.6m new customers buy from it through mobile devices. Its app was downloaded 20m times during the period, adding (more…)
With the hottest day of the year upon us, it is time to start thinking about… Christmas. And, according to IBM, retailers must start thinking seriously about customer journeys and start to make sure that their websites are fully optimized, work in line with their apps and how all this (more…)
Mobile shopping has seen a boost in June 2014, according to the monthly benchmark figures from Affiliate Window. According to its numbers, 24,000 sales each day in the UK originated from a mobile device, with 8650 of these being from smartphones, the rest from tablets.
Official World Bank figures reveal that household consumption expenditure in China has overtaken the UK and Germany, making China the next high-growth market for international retailers according to Demandware, which also expects mobile to play a key role in retailers exploiting this marketing.
Our very own Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) saw off tough competition from across the event industry to be crowned the Best Tradeshow over 2000 square metres at the AEO Excellence Awards 2014 last Friday.
With nearly 40% of its online sales visits coming from mobile, fashion retail brand Zalando has launched apps for Android and Apple OS to tap into this consumer mood shift.
Amazon has rolled out its much vaunted Fire smartphone, and aims to make shopping a one-touch mobile experience. It also has the potential to put the wind up all other retailers, just as they get to grips with integrating mobile into their offerings.
John Lewis offers the best consumer mobile shopping experience, closely followed by Argos and Amazon UK, according to a new Mobile Commerce 2014 report, published by EPiServer.
One in five Argos sales are now made via mobile devices, parent company the Home Retail Group said this week. Mobile commerce grew by 56% during the year to represent 21% of total Argos sales. Internet sales, meanwhile, accounted for 42% of Argos sales over the period. But, strikingly, online (more…)
Consumer use of tablets for shopping is growing four times faster than smartphones, according to the latest E-Commerce Index from Rakuten, one of the world’s largest online marketplaces and owner of UK marketplace Rakuten’s Play.com.
Hot on the heels of its ground-breaking roll out of scanable billboards in Paris for Comptoir des Cotonniers, e-commerce platform company Powa is looking to close the circle with the purchase of mobile payment company MPayMe, which will see Powa add simple one-click mobile payments to its propostion.
Recent comments by Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer’s that 2014 is the tipping point for mobile retail has been backed up by a survey of 2007 UK adults which has found that 44% of them now shop online using their smartphone.
Every week we’re highlighting the shortlisted retailers in the Internet Retailing Awards 2014. Today we focus on the Service Sector Award. While there are many excellent retailers with superb e-commerce and omni-channel operations, there are a whole raft of retailers who have no high street stores, no products of their (more…)
Despite a surge in mobile traffic – which now accounts for nearly 20% of all e-commerce traffic – a quarter of the top 100 UK retailers have yet to optimise their e-commerce websites for mobile devices. Although this is a 26% increase on the 50% of UK retailers who had (more…)
Multichannel retailers are quicker to adapt for mobile than their pureplay counterparts, according to a new report released today by IMRG . The report, which explores the impact of advancements in mobile technology on consumer behaviour and retail strategies, has revealed that just over half (53%) of online-only and catalogue (more…)
The impending World Cup Finals in Brazil will see some £38 million being spent through mobile in the UK, if England makes it to the second stage, according to research from VoucherCodes.co.uk. If the team make it to the finals, that number is expected to jump to £79 million.
Screwfix’s mobile click, pay and collect service helped it to higher sales in the first quarter of its financial year. Sales at the multichannel retailer of trade tools grew by 24.2% to £192m in the three months to May 3. Sales were up by 12% on a like-for-like basis, as (more…)