Google is working with Magento Commerce is working with to help retailers deliver that all important ‘experience’ to consumers by working Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) into the Magento platform.
UK consumers are open minded about retailers incorporating more technology into the shopping experience and are even willing to give access to more personal data if it will improve the shopping experience.
Debenhams today reported mobile-driven online sales growth as it updated investors on progress in its Debenhams Redesigned strategy to grow both through social shopping and through a ‘Fix the Basics’ plan. The department store group, a Leading retailer in IRUK Top500 research, said that digital sales grew by 7.9% in (more…)
The Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has announced the opening of a new Tech Hub in White City which it says shows its commitment both to London and to the UK. Five hundred staff will initially be based at the online luxury fashion retailer’s hub, with 100 more jobs to be created (more…)
37.2 million UK consumers have opted to use SMS and mobile communications as their preferred choice for receiving notifications from businesses, yet only 50% of businesses surveyed are currently using SMS as part of their marketing strategies.
Analysis by digital growth company Urban Airship of more than one million Apple Wallet coupons and loyalty cards of major retail brands shows that for every mobile wallet pass a customer installs, it is shared and added to 3.3 other mobile devices on average—a 4.3X share rate.
Retail sales are slowing, with 60% of sales coming from smartphones, according to eMarketer and the latest statistics from IMRG Capgemini pointing to eCommerce sales via smartphones growing by almost half year-on-year in May 2017 – betting on mobile first seems like the ‘strong and stable’ thing to do in our uncertain world.
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are set to take off in a big way, and are an ideal solution for organisations wanting a better performance from their incumbent traditional apps, according to Will Morris, a digital strategy expert at Alchemy Digital
News that Amazon has bought Whole Foods broke late on Friday last week, but in the intervening days it seems that the company has given all other retailers the incentive they have long needed to look again at how to reinvigorate the physical shopping world.
According to data compiled by Clouder.co.uk, the rise in mobile shopping is leading to a nation of last minute shoppers – and this in turn is driving changes in how shoppers look at logistics, with many more wanting same day delivery.
It has been said that even if he is alone, an Englishman forms an orderly queue: now research from payments provider Adyen reveals the evolving – and often confusing – relationship the British public have with retail, both online and in-store. Whether it’s our baffling bond with queues, our beloved (more…)
In a major international survey of Western consumer attitudes towards artificial intelligence (AI), when asked if they would be more open to using more AI if it helped save time or money, a healthy majority (60%) of British consumers agreed.
With the recent news that Amazon is to buy Whole Foods – which could potentially change the grocery landscape and the way consumers shop thanks to Amazon’s innovative and technology friendly approach – retailers are going to be feeling the pressure even more so to get their in-store technology and (more…)
Payment provider Worldpay has launched an extended-trial of a software-only card payment mPOS system that should turn any smartphone into a card terminal. My Business Mobile will allow businesses to download an app and accept face-to-face contactless card transactions on their smartphone without the need for any additional payments hardware. (more…)
Using smartphones to shop for and buy goods and services has become commonplace in the UK.
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods not only gives Amazon a food supplier to feed, if you’ll pardon the pun, its online grocery delivery business, but it could also be the keystone that locks together all elements of its retail strategy – Amazon Fresh, Go Stores, Alexa Home Device.
Developments in smartphone technology combined with a continued evolution in social media culture has changed the way consumers engage with their mobile phones and, in turn, retailers. Ross Tuffee, CEO, DOGFI.SH Mobile explains how this shift has meant that many retailers have had to rethink their e-commerce strategies to include (more…)
Some may argue that ITV show Love Island merely holds a (black) mirror up to the human condition, reflecting back at us our own mores, prejudice and venal self interest – and a love of the beautiful people laid bare in their undies. But for m-retailing it is way more (more…)
ITV2’s Love Island is back on TV – as if you didn’t know! – but its all-new companion app is innovatively linking TV and m-commerce, triggering t-shirt auctions on screen for app users.
Gatwick Airport is supporting the first ever international airport ‘hackathon’, which will challenge programmers and computer coders to improve passengers’ travel experience by developing innovative ideas for new apps over a period of 48 hours.