Could 2014 see us all scanning barcodes and assessing and buying things with our Google Glasses? Software developer Scandit seems to think so, having made its blurry barcode scanning software SDK available to Glass developers.
As part of the city’s rollout of public WiFi access, New York merchants are being encouraged to sign up to the free We2 location-based social network that enables retailers and restaurateurs to communicate with customers and potential customers nearby.
The arrival of m-Commerce has broadened the definition of “Merchant” within the marketplace. And with Visa predicting that 52 million mobile payments will be made per month by end of 2013, it is clear that mobile commerce is thriving. Here Tom Conlon, VP of Marketing and Business Development, VeriFone EMEA, (more…)
Entertainment purchases such as books, games and DVDs, gadgets and cinema tickets are the most popular items for consumers to purchase on their smartphones, according to research conducted by global retail technology provider, Omnico.
Phones and tablets account for nearly 40% of all paid search advertising spend by retailers on Thanksgiving and Black Friday and 44% of all clicks on paid search ads. But 73% of sales revenue from paid search still comes via shoppers using computers. The new data comes from digital marketing (more…)
Luxury shirt seller Thomas Pink has gone live with a completely digital voucher issuance and redemption solution from Eagle Eye, launching e-vouchers across its UK, European and US markets in multiple currencies. The solution enables a reduction in production and handling costs, improved insight into usage and redemption and provides (more…)
According to my favourite news source – The Daily Mash – this week marks the start of when the likes of Amazon, eBay and online offshoots of stores start to see the rise in the search terms “woman gift’, ‘Kiera Knightley motorbike perfume’ and ‘books about relationships’ as men start (more…)
As Christmas looms, the first of the ‘Domesdays’ in the run up to the festival of consumption –Monday 25 November (Manic Monday?) – is showing every indication that we are indeed in for a mobile yuletide. Benchmarking by IBM has shown that more and more people are not only going (more…)
As Cyber Monday hoves into view, figures suggest that there are other online shopping spikes starting to happen driven by mobile. According to data from Affiliate Window Sunday 17 November has already seen mobile and tablet shopping traffic hit 35%, while data from Tradedoubler shows that Sunday 1 December is (more…)
The volume of traffic to UK retail websites coming from mobile devices was up by more than 60% year on year in October 2013 compared to October 2012 and sales from mobile up 80% over the same period – pointing clearly to this being a very mobile yuletide and showing (more…)
Large businesses such as insurance companies, retailers and utility companies can now pay money back to consumers card accounts directly using just their mobile phone numbers – a huge benefit for making those post Christmas refunds all the more easy to do – through the latest feature on Barclays PingIt (more…)
Mobile commerce may well be adversely affecting the high street in Scotland, if the Scottish Retail consortium is to be believed, but globally mobile and online commerce are not forcing consumers to shun the traditional high street. A study of 13,000 consumers across 20 countries by BuzzCity finds that, 59% (more…)
The ecommerce profile of the London Underground network rose significantly this week. Asda announced it was to enable travellers to collect their online orders from six tube station car parks, while there are also suggestions that Amazon will use space vacated as ticket offices close down across the network as (more…)
With customers shopping through a range of channels, Nick McLean, Director of Products at eCommera, the decision-intelligent commerce company, explains how retailers can offer a true end to end experience and drive sales
When it comes to buying a tablet computer online, Amazon is streets ahead of Apple, Samsung and other rivals, with 81% of shoppers hitting its site looking for tablets checking out its Kindle Fire product. It then goes on to covert 6.6% of them, compared to 3.4% for Apple. Only (more…)
While the mobile retailing world abounds with tales of how this is going to be a mobile Christmas and how mobile is going to account for varying percentages of online sales this year, many advocates of mobile – from Google downwards – are starting to get itchy that even with (more…)
A whopping 12.4% of online Christmas shopping will come via mobile devices in Europe, up 68% on last year, according figures put out by Adobe in the build up to the festive season. If these numbers are correct, then mobile holiday shopping in Europe will be larger than that of (more…)
British consumers are expected to spend freely this Christmas but, practical presents will still top festive shopping lists according to a survey of high street retailers by Barclays – and shopping online and via mobile are going to be order of the day, believes the bank.
While predictions abound of the growth in sales via mobile over Christmas, figures for October released by Affiliate Window show that sales through tablets and smartphones actually dropped very slightly between September and October falling from 23.05% to 22.70% of total online sales. However, this is expected to rise significantly (more…)
Consumer adoption of mobile payments will deliver wide-ranging benefits for the UK economy, according to a new report published today by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr). Find out more in our video interview with Zapp CEO Peter Keenan here