Prepay and payments processor epay is joining forces with beacon company Appflare to allow epay-enabled stores to offer coupons and offers, mobile top ups and even payments directly to and from mobile phones.
Zapper the mobile payments company, has partnered with MYPOS, a leading provider of specialist POS systems, to broaden the reach of their mobile payment technology for restaurants, and it has gone live at celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala’s restaurant Café Spice Namaste in Aldgate, in London.
The latest Affiliate Window benchmark of mobile sales and ad conversions finds that sales through mobile devices rose steadily between June and July, with 24,000 sales each day in July coming from mobile devices, 8800 of them via smartphone.
Cafe chain, Fernandez & Wells and Levantine Kitchen Hummus Bros are among the first retailers in London to roll out mobile payment and loyalty app, Yoyo.
Millions of customers are set for easier and more convenient journeys from 16 September, when Transport for London (TfL) introduces contactless payments for all pay as you go customers on the Tube, London Overground, DLR and Trams in addition to the capital’s buses.
If you think having a mobile retail strategy is about having in app then think again. Today its about everything playing together. And that’s exciting rather than difficult, says Dan Mortimer, CEO at Red Ant
Browsers flipping through Argos’s latest catalogue can now see more than ever by scanning more than 300 pieces of augmented reality content. By using the Argos Scan function in the existing Argos app, already downloaded by more than 8m customers, smartphone and tablet users can scan the marked pages or (more…)
Domino’s today predicted that mobile would become its leading sales channel in 2015. Online sales now account for almost 70% of Domino’s UK pizza sales – with almost 40% of them placed using mobile devices, the takeaway company said as it reported half-year results. Online sales at Domino’s Pizza Group (more…)
Online searches for groceries are growing – and nowhere more so than on mobile, a new study suggests. Today’s Google-BRC Online Retail Monitor for the second quarter of 2014 shows that while grocery-related searches grew by 22% across all devices compared to the same time last year, those from mobile-devices (more…)
Shopping centre developer Hammerson is concentrating on digital technology, and in particular mobile, as it looks to drive both footfall and retail sales, improving rental values as a result. The property business said, in half-year figures out today, that there was “an increasing recognition from retailers of the importance of (more…)
More people than ever before are shopping online – driven increasingly by mobile, with nearly half of mobile users (48%) making purchases online regularly. In addition nearly 1 in 5 browse products online before buying in stores. Taken together, more than 70% of mobile consumers shop online.
The deal forged between former tech enemies IBM and Apple that will see IBM tweak its enterprise mobility solutions and apps to work really well on Apple devices is set to have a big impact on retail.
eBay is seeing fast growth in its customers’ use of mobile to buy – and predicts this can only grow, and quickly. In the last quarter alone, the company eBay saw 6.6m new customers buy from it through mobile devices. Its app was downloaded 20m times during the period, adding (more…)
Despite making up a smaller portion of the smartphone user base, iOS users constitute the majority of the mobile commerce market, according to new research from EPiServer into the mobile buying habits of smartphone and tablet owners in the UK, across iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry devices.
Budget airline Easyjet is to trial beacon technology across three major European airports with the aim of helping passengers better navigate their way through the often labyrinthine, quasi-shopping malls hundreds of miles from their destination city.
Many retailers will now able to install iBeacon technology for free, thanks to a new offer from Appflare, a leader in iBeacon technology, security and deployment.
With the hottest day of the year upon us, it is time to start thinking about… Christmas. And, according to IBM, retailers must start thinking seriously about customer journeys and start to make sure that their websites are fully optimized, work in line with their apps and how all this (more…)
Powa Technologies continues its ‘closing of the circle’ in mobile retail with the formation of a partnership with Teller, a leading payments acquirer in the Nordics, which will bring Powa’s mobile payment services to Teller’s client base of 94,000 retailers and brands operating in more than 20 European countries.
The latest study of the US m-commerce market by analytics firm Custora, finds that m-retail is now a $40billion a year market, up from a mere $2billion in 2010 – but that, while Apple devices still account for 80% of the orders made on tablets, Kindle Fire already has 4%, (more…)
Shoppers who have a smartphone or tablet computer are increasingly using them to buy. Now, finds a study from BuzzCity and the Mobile Marketing Association, some 48% of mobile device owners are now using them to transact, while one in five browse products online before then buying in stores. But, (more…)