e-tailers of all sizes need apps, but until now they have been costly to create and maintain. This could now all change thanks to a new plug-in for Magento from US firm Apptive.
As its mainstream retail launch looms – rumoured to be the week after next, folks – mobile payment innovator Zapp is getting it name out there with the public by working with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and Oxfam Great Britain (Oxfam) to introduce new ways for supporters to donate (more…)
So it has finally happened: retail has gone mobile. Well, almost. More traffic to retailer websites now originates from mobile devices – tablets and smartphones – than it does from ‘PCs’ and desktop devices in the UK, finds IMRG and it is having interesting impacts on retailers and consumers alike. (more…)
52% of traffic to retail websites now comes from mobile devices of one form or another, outstripping traditional desktop traffic for the first time, figures from IMRG and a series of retailers suggest. To give it context, in 2010 it was 3%.
Mobile shopping continued its upward climb across August, with the latest Affiliate Window monthly benchmark showing that some of July’s downward tip has been reversed, with almost all stats for m-commerce pointing up.
A growing number of consumers are incorporating searching for mobile coupons prior to their online and in-store shopping trips and increasingly storing offers on their mobile devices to redeem later as digital couponing continues to gain traction with shoppers.
The cult flash sales website vente-privee.com, which generates more than 45% of its UK turnover through mobile, has introduced a new app, which includes a delivery GPS, a ‘sale notifications’ function and a direct connection to customer services.
Want to extend the engagement and value of your mobile proposition outside of your app? Then Urban Airship may just have the solution for you. Its latest upgrade to its mobile relationship management tools includes the ability to add interactive notifications to lock screens and message centres on iOS, Android (more…)
It’s been done for a while in Pizza Express, but now scanning a QR on your bill and paying via mobile could become more ubiquitous across the restaurant business following a deal between m-payments company Zapper and EPoS supplier ICRTouch. It also captures customer’s details, allowing restaurants to build a (more…)
Almost half (48%) of the UK’s online shoppers buy from their beds, while 1 in 10 (11%) do so from the toilet – and one in 100 (1%) while having sex, according to new research from Give as you Live. Another study, from Toluna, found that 70% of UK smartphone (more…)
Driven by the rise of mobile, last July Google launched enhanced campaigns, an easier way for marketers to manage cross-device paid search efforts, providing the ability to customise messaging and bids by device. So what has it achieved, wonders Justin Thorne, Marketing Director, EMEA at Kenshoo Described by Google itself (more…)
Mobile phone users can now use their own devices on more than 245 aircraft across 13 different airlines, thanks to connectivity provided by AeroMobile.
Netbiscuits has rolled out a cloud-based Device Routing tool, which is designed to offer a simple solution that allows businesses of all sizes to route web traffic to the right online experience based on their device type.
Looking to let e-commerce businesses of all sizes capitalize on the growing mobility of consumers, FireText, a leading UK provider in SMS text marketing, has launched the first of many ecommerce products by revealing a new Magento extension.
Hailo, the world’s favourite taxi app that enables people to hail and pay for a cab with just two taps, celebrated a landmark occasion in Manchester this weekend with the world’s first Cake and Cuppa cab service.
I went shopping the other day with my glamorous other half. To real shops. I was shocked. It was awful. There I have said it. Having spent the previous week in a tent half way to nowhere in the Peak District and, while there, having actually managed to buy a (more…)
Omni-channel retailing is increasingly becoming mobile, according to the latest ShopVisible Influence & Impact e-commerce Review for 2014, accounting for 38% of traffic on the ShopVisible platform, compared with 20% this time last year.
Klarna, one of many European payment providers vying to crack the m-payment market, has seen Jon Kamaluddin, former international director at the online retailer ASOS , join the board to drive uptake of mobile payments into the UK.
Shop mannequins coming to life has been a long running theme in sci-fi show Dr Who, occurring at least three times since 1970. But now it has become a reality, albeit less threateningly, with beacon company Iconeme installing Bluetooth beacons in shop dummies to engage consumers in a more ‘human’ (more…)
New research finds that 53% of UK consumers would never use mobile banking services, while many avoid using any mobile financial services at all – including Paypal, money transfer apps and even shopping websites.