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…)
Retailers are facing a growing threat from showrooming, with research from Omnico revealing that 1 in 10 consumers have used their smartphone to buy a product from another retailer’s website while in-store. Amongst 16 to 24 year-olds loyalty is in even shorter supply, with 15% of young shoppers admitting to (more…)
Tradedoubler, the international performance marketing and technology company, is the first affiliate network in the world to introduce a marketing solution for Apple’s Passbook as an option for its clients in the UK.
The percentage of online sales completed through a mobile device – that’s both smartphones and tablets – has doubled in the space of a year, according to two sets of figures from IMRG/Capgemini and Affiliate Window’s monthly benchmark, illustrating just how quickly the popularity of using mobile devices for online (more…)
Retailers are overestimating the growth of consumer spending via mobile devices by over 100%, with 75% of leading retailers expecting consumers using mobile devices to account for 40% of sales and above in two years time, while 50% expect the mobile channel to account for 50% or more of total (more…)
Vinicultural zeitgeist setters and all round superb wine merchants Majestic Wines [Can I have a free case of red please? – Ed] has launched a new e-commerce website, designed specifically to work across multiple devices and to bring together all that the company offers into a cross platform centre of (more…)
Just when you thought buying a bathroom couldn’t get any easier, Victoria Plumb, a leading UK online bathroom retailer, has launched an adaptive version of its website tailored towards mobile users who are watching TV, shopping in bricks and mortar bathroom stores and the building trade.
Big retail brands such as John Lewis and Tesco naturally have a place in consumers’ lives. But what can smaller lesser-known retailers do to get their story told and get their brand noticed amongst the noise and brand loyalty towards the high street powerhouses? Well, mobile may well hold the (more…)
eBay has plotted the top twenty locations where people are shopping with their mobile and has revealed Birmingham as the UK’s number one destination – beating off stiff competition from . South London, Sheffield, Nottingham and Belfast.