The Entertainer, the rapidly expanding toy shop chain with over a hundred stores, was one of the first retailers to successfully introduce a market-leading “click and collect” service, available for pick-up within just 30 minutes of ordering.
Shoppers in 24 countries around the world, including the UK, Italy, Germany, France and Spain, will soon be able to instantly buy from the Miss Sixty and Energie online catalogues with just a tap of their smartphone. The brand is the first in the world to simultaneously launch PowaTag across (more…)
Our love of brands is increasingly being fanned by mobile, or so research commissioned by mobile engagement company mGage has revealed.
With Apple Pay’s launch, the worlds of the bricks and mortar and mobile retail have been bridged, something that could net High Streets across the UK £7.8bn by the end of 2015 if consumers and retailers embrace it.
With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram all adding “buy” buttons to their mobile apps, and Amazon allowing users to sign up using their Twitter account, the world’s of social and mobile retail look set to shake up the whole commerce space.
Despite a growing number of shoppers using smartphones most retailers are failing to understand how they use them and engage with them in the right way – especially in store – wasting much of their investment in technology and innovation.
More than a fifth of all UK online shopping sales now take place during people’s daily commutes, according to new data released by Zapp and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr).
Mobile optimised sites convert almost three times more than non-optimised ones and, if you can drive people to repeat use of your app, that will convert even better than mobile or PC. And you need to take note: mobile will be the dominant e-commerce platform in the US, UK and (more…)
Sold to consumers as a personalized experience of the high end shops in London’s Covent Garden, new shopping app The Pass will give the areas shops and ruling council – Capital & Counties Properties PLC (‘Capco’), which is responsible for the management and curation of some 1 million sq. ft. (more…)
Despite being around for ages, wearables are now official under starters orders thanks to the launch of the Apple Watch. So retailers need to be wearables ready: and that starts with SEO says Martin Dinham, Director, Barracuda – and it could have some surprising upsides for you.
Mobile payments are set to go mainstream in the next five years – worldwide – a study of payments professionals finds. But the same survey also predicted three years ago that they should already be mainstream by now.
New research has revealed that almost a third (29 per cent) of new British businesses will start life as a pop-up driven by mobile commerce tech.
UK retailers are collectively missing out on an astounding £6.6 billion per year due to a lack of investment in their mobile offering, according to a new report into mobile spending from the Centre for Retail Research (CRR).
Shoppers don’t think in terms of ‘channels’ and readily hop from mobile to tablet to desktop and to the shops as they browse, search and purchase. And retailers need to start thinking in these terms.
With the launch of the Apple Watch, Oisin Lunny, Senior Market Development Manager at enterprise mobile engagement specialists OpenMarket, asks a panel of experts how new forms of connected mobile devices will revolutionize our relationship with retail
To support retailers’ growing need to deliver much better bricks-and-clicks strategies, shopping centre owner into is to roll out high quality 4G networks in partnership with Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) across 10 of its shopping centres.
Rail users are spending half their journey time on a connected device, according to research by KBH On-Train Media, the UK’s largest on-train media company, and a quarter of those are shopping.
If you want to shift your stock through your apps, you need to do it on Fridays and Saturdays, as these are the days when browsers are more likely to convert. Oh, and don’t look to do much on Wednesdays and Sundays as these are days of retail rest on (more…)
Shoppers around the world now expect omnichannel, multi-screen experiences from brands and retailers, with the average consumer using a total of five devices when making a purchase – a significant increase from the 2.8 devices reported in 2014.
Gareth Bray, Head of Solutions Engineering for Moxie, argues that, while mobile is meant to be the future of e-commerce – not least now driven by Google’s new algo – retailers lack of understanding is holding it back as the experience is still really poor. So what can be done?