Summer must be over: the predictions about ‘A Mobile Christmas’ are starting to arrive. First out of the paddock is IMRG-eDigitalResearch, suggesting that more than half (64%) of smartphone shoppers who are planning to shop from their devices this Christmas are claiming that they will make more mobile purchases this (more…)
Marks & Spencer has added My Offers, a new feature on its iPhone app, which provides customers with exclusive personalised deals, the latest promotions and a dedicated hub to host vouchers that can be redeemed both in store and online to its iPhone app.
Retailers are facing a growing threat from showrooming, with research from Omnico revealing that 1 in 10 consumers have used their smartphone to buy a product from another retailer’s website while in-store. Amongst 16 to 24 year-olds loyalty is in even shorter supply, with 15% of young shoppers admitting to (more…)
Footwear vendor Clarks is set to revolutionise how shoppers find its branches and search for stock in a deal with Udozi, the app that helps people search for stores and items near them on the high street.
Shoppers aged 18 to 34 make up a new visual generation for whom images regularly inspire purchases, with 40% of under 35s saying they have used their mobile device to take a picture of a specific item on the high street to buy once they get home, whereas only 30% (more…)
Tradedoubler, the international performance marketing and technology company, is the first affiliate network in the world to introduce a marketing solution for Apple’s Passbook as an option for its clients in the UK.
Consumers are demanding a more personalized approach to how brands target them. Yet, while most retailers understand this, most don’t know how to make it happen. Here Michael Schirrmacher, UK Sales Director, Webtrends, explains how you can make it work for you
It’s been a busy month for Monitise, as it partners with IBM to help Visa Europe create new mobile commerce services in the cloud, while at the same time buying mobile experience agency and developer Grapple as the payments company expands it influence in m-commerce.
Hate to say I told you so: but I told you so. The Portas Review was a failure and totally missed the point – it totally overlooked technology and looked at high street retail through the prism of hindsight, not through the lens of the internet. Mary Queen of Shops? (more…)
The percentage of online sales completed through a mobile device – that’s both smartphones and tablets – has doubled in the space of a year, according to two sets of figures from IMRG/Capgemini and Affiliate Window’s monthly benchmark, illustrating just how quickly the popularity of using mobile devices for online (more…)
Retailers are overestimating the growth of consumer spending via mobile devices by over 100%, with 75% of leading retailers expecting consumers using mobile devices to account for 40% of sales and above in two years time, while 50% expect the mobile channel to account for 50% or more of total (more…)
Amazon has introduced an API for Android mobile devices that means app and games developers can start to sell Amazon products within their apps and games. When using the new API, developers earn up to 6% on qualifying in-app customer purchases, while delivering another way for customers for buy goods. Until (more…)
‘Cost efficient’ supermarket Lidl has become the latest retailer in the UK to go contactless, rolling out NFC technology in all 600 of its UK stores, following a successful pilot on February.
Vinicultural zeitgeist setters and all round superb wine merchants Majestic Wines [Can I have a free case of red please? – Ed] has launched a new e-commerce website, designed specifically to work across multiple devices and to bring together all that the company offers into a cross platform centre of (more…)
Just when you thought buying a bathroom couldn’t get any easier, Victoria Plumb, a leading UK online bathroom retailer, has launched an adaptive version of its website tailored towards mobile users who are watching TV, shopping in bricks and mortar bathroom stores and the building trade.
Pouncer Media, the company behind last minute restaurant booking service TablePouncer is to use Payforitn service in it mobile app to allow consumers to purchase dining deals on the move.
Big retail brands such as John Lewis and Tesco naturally have a place in consumers’ lives. But what can smaller lesser-known retailers do to get their story told and get their brand noticed amongst the noise and brand loyalty towards the high street powerhouses? Well, mobile may well hold the (more…)
Access Prepaid Worldwide, the leading global prepaid programme manager and part of the MasterCard Group, has launched a multi-currency cash service that can be managed from an app to make travel, if not cheaper, then at least easier.
Ah the heatwave. Everyone is happier, more relaxed and friendly, there is a proliferation of knees on display and slowly the pasty Brits are going slightly pink. But not everyone is happy. All these people outside, barbequing anything fleshy that sits still long enough are causing a drain away from (more…)
eBay has plotted the top twenty locations where people are shopping with their mobile and has revealed Birmingham as the UK’s number one destination – beating off stiff competition from . South London, Sheffield, Nottingham and Belfast.