Vincent DeGennaro, General Manager EMEA, SOASTA, offers some last minute advice on how to be ready for Black Friday – and the growing idea of ‘constant peak’ It was Benjamin Franklin that famously stated that: “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail”. If ever there were an occasion (more…)
As Black Friday and Cyber Monday hove into view, Nick Black, CEO of Apadmi, a UK-based mobile app developer, offers some sage advice on how to keep you apps and sites running as the traffic piles in
Did you know that the UK has the highest proportion of over 65s shopping online? The UK it seems has embraced e-commerce to an extent unseen in any other European country and only matched outside the EU by the US and increasingly China. But in neither of these countries do (more…)
Mobile payments is becoming an increasing investment priority among retailers as they start to see it as something that customers want.
Leading retailers globally are increasing their investment in IT systems, with mobile climbing up the list of investment priorities as it offers a better return.
Some £6.77bn is being forecast to be spent on UK online retail sites over the Black Friday peak period this year – with 51% of the total coming from mobile devices as shoppers look for convenience rather than crowds, according to IMRG and SimilarWeb.
Adyen, the payments company powering global commerce for Uber, Facebook and Netflix amongst others, has added WeChat Pay to its portfolio of local payments methods. It’s the first major payment service provider to integrate WeChat Pay into its offering on a global scale – providing businesses with access to 400 (more…)
Much of the frenzy around Black Friday online shopping and on mobile is going to take place at night if last year’s data is anything to go by, with retailers such as Argos, Amazon and eBay seeing peaks between midnight and 2am.
An estimated two million people in the UK have shopped online after drinking, with mobile phones making it easier than ever to drink, click and buy. Among the best drunken purchases admitted to in the survey are a new car, expensive holidays, exotic animals and even a didgeridoo or two.
It’s hard to know what to write about this week for M-Retailing: the issues facing the UK online and mobile commerce community seem somewhat trivial in comparison to global events. Brexit was bad enough – and its ramifications are yet to be known let alone felt – but the all-too-inevitable election of (more…)
Burberry today said digital sales and traffic grew in all regions following the launch of its redesigned website. Mobile accounted for more than 50% of digital traffic in the first half of its financial year, while digital revenue from third-party retailers grew and is now worth more than 50% of (more…)
In spite of the continuing economic uncertainty facing the UK – particularly following the Brexit vote in June and now a Trump presidency – online retail sales have been far stronger than anticipated so far in 2016, driven in a large part by mobile according to data from IMRG and (more…)
Nearly half of all UK shoppers will be turning to mobile and online to shop round the clock and 41% avoid the queues and chaos of the shops this Black Five-day – but retailers have to be ready for returns if they are to offer a ‘good service’.
Department store Debenhams has seen a rise in ecommerce sales driven by mobile, which it has invested heavily in to deliver a state-of-the-art cross channel experience to customers.
Would be interior designers can now try out their wackiest ideas of furnishings from furniture company Pixers thanks to Google’s Tango augmented reality technology.
Much has been written about how mobile is becoming the central point of the modern omni-channel retailer, but we now have proof. A new white paper from InternetRetailing and Mobify shows just how crucial mobile is to retail – and how to make it work for you.
Ahead of Singles Day on 11 November, Don Zhao, Co-founder of Azoya, offers four key takeaways that retailers can implement today to make mobile more integrated into the shopping experience in the UK
The countdown to Black Friday has begun – and news reports, studies and industry chit-chat points to it being both the biggest yet and something that is losing its appeal. The real picture is that for many shoppers ‘traditional’ Black Friday, where they queue up in stores for the bargains from (more…)
As retail executives begin planning their budget for the new year, they are prioritizing those investments that will improve the customer experience and boost revenue – so mobile is moving to the top of the list.
Restaurant chains TGI Fridays and Byron will soon be accepting the Qkr! with Masterpass app throughout its restaurants. UK customers ordering food at any one of Byron’s 68 restaurants or TGI’s 76 sites will have the option to pay from their smartphone using the app. Individual Restaurants has also signed (more…)