Mobile commerce may well be adversely affecting the high street in Scotland, if the Scottish Retail consortium is to be believed, but globally mobile and online commerce are not forcing consumers to shun the traditional high street. A study of 13,000 consumers across 20 countries by BuzzCity finds that, 59% (more…)
The ecommerce profile of the London Underground network rose significantly this week. Asda announced it was to enable travellers to collect their online orders from six tube station car parks, while there are also suggestions that Amazon will use space vacated as ticket offices close down across the network as (more…)
When it comes to buying a tablet computer online, Amazon is streets ahead of Apple, Samsung and other rivals, with 81% of shoppers hitting its site looking for tablets checking out its Kindle Fire product. It then goes on to covert 6.6% of them, compared to 3.4% for Apple. Only (more…)
A whopping 12.4% of online Christmas shopping will come via mobile devices in Europe, up 68% on last year, according figures put out by Adobe in the build up to the festive season. If these numbers are correct, then mobile holiday shopping in Europe will be larger than that of (more…)
British consumers are expected to spend freely this Christmas but, practical presents will still top festive shopping lists according to a survey of high street retailers by Barclays – and shopping online and via mobile are going to be order of the day, believes the bank.
While predictions abound of the growth in sales via mobile over Christmas, figures for October released by Affiliate Window show that sales through tablets and smartphones actually dropped very slightly between September and October falling from 23.05% to 22.70% of total online sales. However, this is expected to rise significantly (more…)
The latest round of global mobile testing from Rakuten Marketing reveals significant growth in mobile tracking. Three quarters of the brands that the network works with globally, have implemented some mobile tracking in their CPA programme to ensure they maximise this potential and around two thirds are tracking on every (more…)
Online jewellery vendor Gemporia is extending its online presence with the launch of an iPhone app. The new app comes at a busy time for the company following the launch of its new international website in July, and is a natural progression for Gemporia as it bids to become the (more…)
This year will see the UK’s first-ever mobile Christmas, with traffic from mobile phones and tablets expected to overtake visits from desktops this December 25. The forecast comes from John Lewis , which says almost 50% of traffic to its website came from mobile last Christmas Day – and this (more…)
The number of European mobile shoppers grew by 43% over the past year, with 20% of smartphone users accessing online retail sites and apps using their device. In addition, 1 in 7 European smartphone users have completed a retail transaction on their mobile phone in a month.
Mobile commerce at Argos more than doubled in the first half of its financial year to account for 16% of sales, one year into the general retailer’s digital transformation plan. Some 43% of its total sales were made online, including through its Check & Reserve service, with commerce over both (more…)
We hear lots about the power of technologies linking the store and online – but for every retailers citing the powerful effect of Click and Collect on its sales, how many traders are actually using them, rather than simply talking about them? Retail technology provider Omnico has come up with (more…)
Smartphone-owning shoppers are making less frequent visits to stores while at the same time becoming more likely to buy online, according to a study which appears to detect evidence of significant migration to online shopping. The research, Changing Trends in Multichannel Shopping and Browsing Preferences study from eDigital Research and (more…)
Passengers onboard Aer Lingus’ long-haul flights can now use their own mobile phones to text and browse the internet, using AeroMobile’s inflight roaming service. They could, the airline confirms, shop too if they want.
The latest monthly mobile commerce benchmark report from Affiliate Window – which can now separate Android handsets and android tablets from its data – has found that across the month of September, 69 to 72% of all sales through handsets came from iPhone. Meanwhile, 10.66% of sales on a tablet (more…)
Mobile money and payments is failing to live up to the hype and is not delivering anything for either consumers or merchants finds a study by mobile payments company MPayMe.
With half of its web traffic now coming from mobile, shoe retailer Cloggs is revamping its website to optimize it for multiple channels as more of its customers start to interact with the online store via mobile.
When quizzed, 52% of consumers said that over half the websites they visited weren’t optimised for mobile devices, making it difficult to interact with companies. Alarmingly, 16% had difficulties with the majority of sites they tried to access.
Many consumers want to shop on mobile – they even get as far as the checkout. Then they abandon. Why is this problem that once dogged online retail still an issue wonders Fadi Shuman, Founder and CEO of Pod1 and what can be done about it?
Summer must be over: the predictions about ‘A Mobile Christmas’ are starting to arrive. First out of the paddock is IMRG-eDigitalResearch, suggesting that more than half (64%) of smartphone shoppers who are planning to shop from their devices this Christmas are claiming that they will make more mobile purchases this (more…)