The number of cellular M2M connections in the retail industry reached 23.1 million worldwide in 2014, according to a new research report from Berg Insight.
Online purchasing through mobiles, tablets and online is likely to hit 125billion annual transactions by 2018, with medium term growth being driven by ‘on the go’ shopping on mobile, says the latest data from Juniper Research. The new research – Mobile & Online Purchases: Cards, Carrier Billing & Third Party (more…)
M-payments have garnered increasing column inches – in no small part thanks to the launch of Apple Pay. But what does it really mean for retailers? Here, leading payments consultant Masha Cilliers takes a look at what retailers really need to think about when it comes to m-payments.
Has the backlash against mobile started? Of course not. But that got your attention, I’m sure. But there are issues with mobile. Many consumers are abandoning transactions because the experience is lacking – often being slow and payment processes either unfamiliar or untrusted. Apps, it seems, fare no better either: (more…)
More than half of UK smartphone owners (55%) have abandoned a mobile transaction because of usability issues, slow load times, poor check out experience and payment process complications, finds a study by Jumio. And its is costing retailers as much as £6 billion in lost revenues.
Ofcom this month revealed that Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online, but businesses rushing to create apps to reach this market might be wasting their time, according to a new study.
The power of instant m-commerce direct from advertising posters is to hit Denmark this summer, with Powa Technologies teaming up with AFA JCDecaux, a subsidiary of the world’s largest outdoor advertising corporation JCDecaux to allow shoppers to purchase products effortlessly 24-hours-a-day with their smartphone simply by scanning specialised tags on the (more…)
The rise of the smartphone is transforming not only the way we order takeaways in the UK, but also what we order, according to new research from Affinion and Conlumino. And, if trends continue, it could be the end of the local chippy as we know it.
Office supply company The Euroffice Group has launched a high speed, full service mobile e-commerce solution for both its business and consumer customers. The site launches as more than ten per cent of the company’s site traffic now originates from mobile users and one quarter of its emails are (more…)
PayPal is tapping into the new found love of NFC (Thanks Apple Pay) with the launch of its very own Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled PayPal Here card reader, which accepts contactless payments from Visa, Maestro and MasterCard debit / credit cards as well as Apple Pay.
Boohoo , one of the UK’s largest pure-play online fashion retailers, has launched its first ever shopping app using the Poq app commerce platform.
Last month saw Apple Pay finally reach UK shores. After months of waiting since its initial roll-out in the US and the instant popularity it’s had with American consumers, Brits are finally able to add Apple Pay to their list of payments options. However, will Apple Pay take off in the (more…)
Weekday money management is the fastest growing use of mobile payments according to new figures released this week by Paym.
More than a half of US smartphone owners (56%) have abandoned a mobile transaction because of usability issues, slow loading times and poor navigation and check out, finds a study by Jumio. And it is costing US retailers as much as $24 billion in lost revenue.
When I was 12 my mate came to school wearing a digital watch with a calculator built in to it. Shiny and silver like a manacle, it was oversized – especially on his prepubescent wrist – and had tiny fiddly keys. He though he was cock-of-the-walk and wore his shirt-sleeves (more…)
MasterCard and Samsung are to bring Samsung Pay to Europe, where it will join Apple Pay as an NFC mobile payment option for consumers in store – a move likely to make rolling out mobile payments for retailers even more of an imperative.
UK Digital research specialist Clicked has recently completed its latest wave of research looking in detail at UK attitudes towards wearable technology and has helped to answer one of businesses burning issues: Why do consumers need a Smartwatch, when they already have Smartphone that performs all of the functions adequately?
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.