Following Apple’s announcement that Apple Pay is coming to other countries outside the US in the coming months, MasterCard has been the first to major player to declare that it will offer its customers access to the service when it launches in the UK next month.
Mobile payment service Zapp takes a step closer to its delayed launch with the roll out of its ‘Pay by bank app’ paymark – the logo that will show that sites and services accept Zapp powered banking app payments.
Mobile payments are set to go mainstream in the next five years – worldwide – a study of payments professionals finds. But the same survey also predicted three years ago that they should already be mainstream by now.
Visa has confirmed that it has partnered with Google through the new Android Pay platform, opening up new secure Visa payment options to financial institutions and merchants around the world working within the Android eco-system.
39% of shoppers have their smartphone’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability switched on when they go shopping, giving retailers a huge opportunity to send them personalised offers as they come through the door, a survey by Vista Retail Support has found.
House of Fraser has re-launched its transactional iPhone app – the most significant design change since its launch in 2012 – bringing it into line with the rest of its ‘mobile first’ digital strategy.
The UK is becoming an increasingly “cash-last” society as one in four Brits expects to use their mobile phone to make payments on a daily basis by 2020, growing from the one in 12 who do so already today.
New research has revealed that almost a third (29 per cent) of new British businesses will start life as a pop-up driven by mobile commerce tech.
Mobile is so popular that even the dead are using it. Well, they will be if the SwonSong app takes off. This novel use of mobile – that let’s the dying save messages to be sent to their loved ones, post-mortem, via text, email or push notification (clearly taking no (more…)
UK retailers are collectively missing out on an astounding £6.6 billion per year due to a lack of investment in their mobile offering, according to a new report into mobile spending from the Centre for Retail Research (CRR).
Fewer than 50% of merchants have explored mobile solutions, concludes an annual survey by payments expert, CMSpi. The 2015 UK Payments Insights report highlights that the key concerns for merchants with regards to mobile payments are security, speed of processing and cost.
Leading British clothing brand Jack Wills, has launched a fully ‘shoppable’ a mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, which also provides an offline optimised catalogue with special focus on high quality product imagery.
A surprisingly high 65% of shoppers would like technology such as smart watches to enhance their shopping experience, with 27% wanting retailers to enable one-click payments through a wearable device to make life easier.
Quick to embrace wearables, the hub Hotel in Covent Garden London is using Apple Watch to enable guests to control their hotel room settings with a swipe and a tap from their wrists.
Shoppers don’t think in terms of ‘channels’ and readily hop from mobile to tablet to desktop and to the shops as they browse, search and purchase. And retailers need to start thinking in these terms.
Leading British premium handbag and accessories brand Radley has launched its first mobile app. Available on all Apple devices, the app unlocks new possibilities for Radley customers to shop and interact with the brand. It showcases the full product range, offers social sharing options and can be used in store.
With the launch of the Apple Watch, Oisin Lunny, Senior Market Development Manager at enterprise mobile engagement specialists OpenMarket, asks a panel of experts how new forms of connected mobile devices will revolutionize our relationship with retail
Cortexica, the leading provider of visual search technology, is pleased to announce that it was selected by Net-A-Porter to provide the technology that powers the visual search function of its recently unveiled Net Set app.
Today is the 150th anniversary of the founding of Nokia. No, you aren’t mistaken, there haven’t been mobile phones in Finland since 1865, the company started off making wellington boots, but as you know their claim to real fame was pioneering the mobile industry. Remember when everyone had a Nokia (more…)
To support retailers’ growing need to deliver much better bricks-and-clicks strategies, shopping centre owner into is to roll out high quality 4G networks in partnership with Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) across 10 of its shopping centres.