Tesco has revamped its PayQwiq digital wallet app and is being re-launched as Tesco Pay+. Further details about Tesco Pay+ will follow later in September.
The future of the high-street travel agent could be under threat, as a new report finds that only 9% of UK holidaymakers now visit travel agents to book their holiday, finds a study.
Bricks and mortar stores need to become more like online retailers to survive – so what can they learn and put into practice from their online counterparts – and is the wireless router now as important as the PoS? Lino Notaro, retail sales director at TP-Link UK thinks it might be
The way we shop is changing as we watch, if the stories in today’s M-Retailing newsletter are anything to go by. Today we’re reporting on how both Ocado and Walmart are throwing themselves into voice commerce, and how Barclaycard is trialling contactless payment – and self-service – for ice cream (more…)
Online supermarket Ocado says it is the first UK supermarket to launch an app for the voice-controlled Amazon Alexa. The development means customers can now use Alexa to add new items to their Ocado shopping list as soon as they realise they need them. In addition, the Ocado app, available (more…)
Walmart is set to give Amazon a run for its money in the voice commerce stakes, partnering with Google to let shoppers in the US buy hundreds of thousands of items through Google Assistant.
Consumers have moved quickly towards mobile-first shopping. Chloe Rigby considers the retail response Back in 2014, House of Fraser became one of the first major UK retailers to unveil a mobile-first website. It came at a time when m-commerce accounted for 27% of online sales, according to figures from IMRG. (more…)
Website and app users are growing more demanding and less forgiving, according to the results of a consumer survey from Apica, a performance monitoring and testing company.
More than half (55%) of regular mobile and online shoppers change their purchasing habits at least once a week according to new survey.
Barclaycard is piloting ‘Contactless Cones’ – a refreshing solution to reduce long queues at ice-cream vans. The self-serve ice-cream van pilot will dramatically reduce the average wait time of almost eight minutes by introducing contactless technology to a typically cash-only service.
Those annoying millennials are at it again – inventing new ways to dictate the way retail operates. Now, you could get your own back and blow their minds by leaving them a voicemail (a what?) or you can take some advice from Ian Tomlinson, CEO RetailStore (powered by Cybertill)
Every episode of Scooby Doo concludes with the unmasked villain declaiming “I’d have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for you pesky kids” – and, even though Velma and Fred were clearly well in to their 30s, this was largely true. The same could be said for every report into (more…)
70% of consumers are familiar with Artificial Intelligence-based technologies and believe that it can transform their shopping experiences, yet 66% say that they have not experienced the technology in a retail environment, according to research from Vista Retail Support.
The convenience of mobile commerce – and the web in general – coupled with a pint or two is propping up the UK economy with tap-happy shoppers spending £3.1bn each month on impulse purchases. Among the oddest are a furry rabbit, £120 worth of cheese, a castle for a pet cat, (more…)
Two thirds of visitors to luxury brand websites are doing so on mobile and 37% last under a minute.
70% of retailers frequently see customers researching a product online before coming into a store to purchase it, with an additional quarter of respondents (24%) seeing this happen some of the time – driving the need for retailers to bring online tech in store through mobile.
In a new poll of 1000 car buyers across Europe, 89% of the total sample revealed that they would be more likely to purchase a vehicle after exploring and customising its features using virtual reality, 44% of those stated that they would be ‘very likely’ to do so.
Despite the daily commute becoming a prime mobile shopping time, more than half of UK train passengers say the mobile service they get on train is not good enough – and stops them using their devices.
In the super competitive retail environment it has never been more important to engage and delight shoppers. And Apps are the ideal way to make that happen. Paul Barnes, Territory Director Northern Europe and Middle East, at AppAnnie explains
This week has been a mixed bag in mobile retailing. While there are some obvious good points – average order value of mobile is up in July, contactless mobile payments are growing more rapidly than thought, and social media is driving more UK sales – the overall picture for UK retail (more…)