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.
Despite the heat-wave (or “summer” as we used to call it) driving people way from online commerce in July, mobile retailing continues to show stellar growth – and, more importantly, growing conversion rates.
The rise of the super-connected young consumer is well documented, but research by Experian in the US (which it claims could be representative of anywhere in the world, even Nottingham) suggests that even among these heavy internet and mobile users, there are tribes emerging – and retailers and brands need (more…)
British Gas has unveiled me (mobile energy), a new energy service based around an app, which is aimed at young urban professionals – although anyone can use it – it allows them to sign up for the service, manage their energy use, easily split bills with housemates and move the (more…)
More than half of holidaymakers are rejecting travel agents in their quest to design dream holidays on a budget and turning to technology, with 20% using mobile, finds the latest study into travel trends commissioned by the Tradedoubler Insight Unit.
Izabel London, a cutting edge online fashion retailer, is extending its reach both internationally and onto mobile following a deal with Venda.
Ailing phone maker Nokia has formed a strategic partnership with ASOS to promote the Nokia Lumia 925 to ASOS’s audience of young, stylish and technology-savvy individuals.
A new study conducted by Cognizant and Monitise plc finds that retail banks can realize the full potential of mobile banking by offering segmented consumer experiences and advanced digital wallet capabilities.
Research by eDigitalResearch and IMRG reveal that showrooming on mobile devices in store is growing rapidly and is pretty consistently used across all age groups. However, while its common practice, youngsters do less price comparison than their older counterparts, but are more likely to follow up their research with a (more…)
Figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index reveal that the M-Commerce Index continues to grow, up 136% year-on-year in June and 8% on May 2013. Conversion rates via mobile devices increased from 1.27% in June 2012 to 2.03% in June 2013, as spending via tablets increases driving conversation rates (more…)
Search volumes on tablet devices outpaced those on any other device, increasing 132% compared with growth on smartphone devices of 66%, according to the latest BRC-Google online retail monitor data out this week, showing how consumers are changing rapidly how they shop online.
This week, technology and platform specialist Reply unveiled its latest multichannel industry research at its Xchange event in London. M-Retailing caught up with Mark Adams, partner, Portaltech Reply and Daren Ward, associate partner, Glue Reply at the event and asked them about multichannel trends, the top tips for retailers who (more…)
New research from eDigitalResearch and Portaltech Reply suggests that one third (32%) of smartphone shoppers are using their mobiles to make a purchase on a weekly basis, a number which has almost doubled in the past 12 months, with an additional 25% of smartphone shoppers now purchasing items every month.