More than 70% of UK smartphone users think that retail apps need to be improved, according to new research.
Paint giant Dulux has created a tablet and mobile based online services that aims to make ‘interior designers’ affordable for all.
Tomorrow is the big day. The Black Day. The day when it all really kicks off for Christmas. Tomorrow is Black Friday. I should leave it there – you are way too busy to read on, I imagine. But I won’t. Black Friday is something of a misnomer: it has in (more…)
With one month until Christmas, consumers are increasingly turning to Instagram to drop hints about what they want for Christmas (41%) or to gain inspiration when buying gifts for others (57%), according to a survey of 1,000 UK consumers commissioned by digital marketing agency Greenlight.
Half of UK shoppers routinely ‘showroom’ with their mobile when in store, often buying from a competitor. But their purchase decision isn’t just about price, it is also about reviews, customer service and overall experience.
The UK is increasingly becoming the go to country for online shoppers from across the world, with China leading the way – and 83% of these Chinese shoppers are using mobile.
Verifone and Swipp, a leading Danish mobile payment app, are to integrate Swipp as an accepted payment method for more than 30,000 Danish merchants using Verifone devices. The development of the app has been supported by more than 70 banks in Denmark.
With just a few days to go until the biggest shopping event of the year, Argos is gearing up its online channels, stores, distribution network and people to be ready to fulfil demand for the thousands of deals it is offering to UK shoppers for Black Friday 2015.
Traffic to retailer sites from online ads dropped slightly between Q2 and Q3 2015, but overall sales have gone up from this traffic along with average order value, according to the latest figures from Affiliate Window.
Mobile is driving in-store sales, with as many as 42% of people who research goods on the go are looking to convert in store – with more than a third actually doing so.
Greggs and Marks & Spencer offer the best quality free Wi-Fi of the UK’s leading high street brands, according to a study released today by Wi-Fi experts Devicescape. But when brands are ranked according to a combination of the quality of their Wi-Fi and the ease with which it can (more…)
And so it begins. Yesterday was Singles Day (or 11.11, or even ‘double 11’ – as the Chinese now call it, the many ones signifying ‘aloneness’) and Singles Day this year is pretty much the starting gun for a crazy six weeks between now and Christmas. Six weeks of highs and (more…)
User journey analysis by Tradedoubler as shown that, across Europe, shoppers are increasingly turning to smartphones for online shopping at the weekend and that the Germans are the most decisive shoppers – with an average ‘journey time’ of five days. Brits take 7, but do love a bargain.
Welsh tech startup Veeqo has launched what it believes is the first inventory iPhone app for retailers. Sellers can now easily track their inventory from anywhere by using their phone and change their stock levels on the move. Retailers can quickly find products using the iPhone camera as a barcode (more…)
More than 80% of American consumers plan on using their mobile shopping apps this holiday season, according to a study by GPShopper and comScore.
You have all by now seen the John Lewis Christmas ad – Man on The Moon. Set to the Oasis track ‘Half The World Away’, recorded by 19-year-old rising music star, Aurora. As ever it brings a tear to the eye and hopefully has the middle classes reaching for their (more…)
From today, customers at ASK Italian restaurants across the UK no longer need to ask for the bill. They now have the option to pay from their smartphone, through the Qkr! with MasterPass app.
With Grey Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday and Christmas around the corner, many retailers are getting ready for the online shopping onslaught. Here Jess Stephens, Chief Marketing Officer at SmartFocus offers some top tips.
Almost two in five internet users in the US will use wearables by 2019, predicts research from eMarketer. The next several years will continue to see double-digit growth in the number of Americans using wearable devices, according to the analyst’s first wearables forecast.
Global marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi has unveiled the Internet of Pumpkins, a Wi-Fi enabled pumpkin that gives users a ‘trick or treat’ experience to highlight the potential risks of connecting to free Wi-Fi hotspots.