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.
eBay’s first ecommerce app is five years old this week. 160 million downloads later, new research from eBay – in partnership with Conlumino – shows the challenges retailers face in cutting through this crowded market to engage customers on the move.
O2 may be poised to tell people in its latest ad campaign to “be more dog“, but retailers need to be more digital according to research from the network operator. According to a study carried out for the carrier by expert retail analysts Conlumino UK retailers are missing out on (more…)
Leading online pan-European Flash Sale pioneer vente-privee.com has found that, of the eight main European markets in which it operates, the UK is by far the most mobile-orientated, with 37% of its UK turnover coming from mobile.
The IMRG-Experian Hitwise Mobile Hot Shops List has revealed the UK’s top 10 mobile retailers by site traffic for the first time, with Amazon UK being as dominant in the mobile traffic space as they are over desktop visits. Between them, the Amazon UK (1st) and Amazon.com (3rd) sites accounted (more…)
The value of mobile commerce transactions conducted via mobile handsets and tablets will exceed $3.2 trillion by 2017, up from $1.5 trillion this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
Research into how the top 50 online retailers are using mobile as part of a multichannel approach has found that more than a fifth – 22% to be precise – of eTailers do not have a mobile optimised website or an application available for smartphone users, meaning that many are (more…)
There was a significant uplift in mobile sales in the first quarter of 2013, with 1 in 5 UK e-retail sales coming through a mobile device – smartphones and tablets – according to figures published by IMRG and Capgemini. The previous quarter saw mobile account for 15.4% of UK e-comm (more…)
Sales through mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – picked up again in May, following a brief slide the previous month, with Affliate Window’s monthly benchmark showing that it has risen from 16.48% in April to 18.16% in May – a massive 572 sales per hour via mobile, with iOS (more…)