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…)
Some 93% of smartphone owners now access the internet using their phones and 57% have bought products using their phones, presenting substantial new opportunities for retailers and brands to target shoppers not only while they’re in stores or logged in at their computers, but at any time or any place, (more…)
Asda is to roll out a new app that allows shoppers to self-scan their shopping as they shop and then to check out online via the app, as the retailer seeks to rethink and streamline the check out process. The process will also generate swathes of customer data, the retailer (more…)
Luxury lifestyle lingerie and ready-to-wear brand Fleur du Mal has launched of a context-rich, next-generation mobile web experience in partnership with Usablenet, the global leader for mobile and multi-channel technology. The unique mobile experience features touch-optimised UX, deep social integration, and the world’s first mobile pop-up store.
There’s great excitement at Internet Retailing this week, with the publication of the Internet Retailing Awards list of commended retailers. Have you made the list? Find out by reading the newsletter story below.
The conclave of judges for the Internet Retailing Awards – sponsored by Venda – has gathered and are considering the entries to the ten categories in this year’s awards and we expect to see white smoke from the chimney next Tuesday when the shortlist is unveiled.
M&S is poised to start a limited mobile payments trial using new start up technology from Paddle. The trial, due to go live in June, will allow users who sign up to Paddle to buy from selected M&S web sub-sites and mobile sites using a simple one click process.
As thoughts turn to summer holidays, TUI Travel , owner of Thomson, is going mobile, offering an app to its customers that can take them through from choosing a holiday, to getting to the airport and even how to find their hotel once they arrive.
William Hill, the UK’s largest bookmaker, has placed all its 2390 high street retail location on the NearMe location based mobile application, confirming William Hill’s continued adoption of mobile technology to support the increasing demand from its customers for convenient access to betting, casino and bingo services. Adding a location (more…)
Despite wanting to shop in bricks and mortar stores – especially boutique and independent shops – consumers are being put off because they simply can’t find them as they have no mobile or online presence, suggests a survey.
Almost two-thirds of smartphone and tablet users access websites on a daily basis and more than a half shop via their mobile device at least once a week, according to new research from e-commerce and digital marketing solutions provider EPiServer . However, the mobile e-commerce experience is falling short of (more…)
BT has signed an agreement with Fenwick Ltd giving shoppers free, unlimited wifi at its 11 UK premier department stores – visited by some 64 million shoppers annual, all of whom can now browse for free.
High street retailers who offer free wifi look set to reap the benefits with one in seven people (14%) insisting wifi access is crucial for them to consider entering a coffee shop while one in ten have changed venue because of a lack of internet access, according to a new (more…)