It’s time to make sure your opinion counts in naming this year’s top players in the ecommerce and multichannel retail industry. We’re into the final week of nominations for the Internet Retailing Awards 2014. Last year the winners of these multichannel and ecommerce industry awards included Tesco, Burberry, Asos, Lakeland, (more…)
Norwich City Football Club has launched what’s believed to be the Premiership’s first responsive ecommerce website. The website was developed by PureNet to be responsive on any device, from smartphones and tablet computers to PCs. Features include social feeds, wishlists and personalisation. The solution also integrates with the football club’s (more…)
Almost half (45%) of smartphone owners would be ‘very willing’ or ‘somewhat willing’ for retailers to send messages to their smartphone, influencing what they buy and where – and making the idea of beacons curiously viable, if the latest research from eDigitalResearch, is to be believed.
Mobile web payments accounted for 20.1% of all payment transactions on international payment provider Adyen’s network worldwide in March – more than 66% higher than March 2013. Of that 20.1%, smartphones accounted for 10.9% of all payment transactions while tablets generated 9.3% of total transactions.
As we saw in our sister title, InternetRetailing.net’s newsletter just yesterday, things are picking up for retailers, especially in the online space. And much of this growth as we come out of recession is being driven by mobile, with 10% of retailers expecting at least 50% of the UK’s online (more…)
A fifth of all online transactions in the UK are set to come from mobile by the end of this year, accounting for a whopping £8billion being spent through the channel. And the picture is pretty rosy across the rest of Europe, if The Centre for Retail Research is to (more…)
As many as 11% of retailers said they expect over 50% of online sales to be made on a smartphone or tablet device by the end of this year, according to the latest IMRG e-Retail Survey published today. This figure is up from just 4% in 2013, when the last (more…)
A third of consumers change their mind about buying a product after searching for details on their mobile when in-store, while a fifth of people decide to buy elsewhere after viewing the product on their mobile, 22% decide to buy online and a fifth change their mind about purchasing the (more…)
Facebook could be lining itself up to be an m-commerce powerhouse with news that it is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services. According to industry sources, the company is close to obtaining approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to start a service that would (more…)
Mobile Point of Sale (MPoS) devices can be easily hacked, leaving banks, retailers and millions of customers exposed to serious fraud around the world, global information security firm MWR InfoSecurity has revealed at the SyScan security conference in Singapore.
Asda is once again teaming up with augmented reality provider Zappar for a virtual, in-store The Easter Adventure Hunt. Asda shoppers will be treated to an in-store game where they are challenged to find the three Easter friends; Chick, Lamb and Pink Bunny. The fun will be taking place from (more…)
UK retailers and other advertisers spent £6.3bn in 2013 reaching consumers who surf the internet through a growing array of devices, new figures show. More than £1bn of that total was directed at those who use a mobile device to go online, found the latest Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB) (more…)
The start of any good customer relationship requires listening, appreciating and acting on the preferences and interests with those we do business. As digital becomes more intertwined with our daily lives, the same rules apply. Anthony Wilkey, Strategic Client Director, SmartFocus explains
Discount voucher company vouchercloud has partnered with Vodacom to launch its offering in South Africa and incorporate deals with exclusive codes across a range of sectors including discounts from McDonalds, NuMetro Cinemas, Makro, Game, Jet, Planet Fitness, Edgars, Adega, Doppio Zero and Billabong.
Last week’s triumphant Internet Retailing Expo showcased how vibrant the online world of retail is. It also proved how far retailers have come in three short years with mobile retailing – and how much further there still is to go between what consumers want, what the technology can offer and (more…)
Retailers have got used to their customers going mobile but their mobility between devices is proving a new challenge that retailers need to overcome, according to those that presented within the Mobile and Mobility conference track at last week’s Internet Retailing Expo, reports Liz Morrell.
Given the choice, 80% of consumers are likely to refuse to have their to their movements tracked in retail stores via their smartphones, according to a new survey in the US by Chicago-based OpinionLab. The news is a bit of a blow to the growing swell of interest in beacons (more…)
How times have changed. Just over three quarters (76%) of the top 100 UK retailers have optimized their websites for mobile devices – compared to 100% of top US retailers, with only 25% of the top 20 UK online retailers by revenue having optimized for mobile shoppers. This is a (more…)
With more than 2000 UK retailers signed up to its smartphone payment app, PayPal is to make shoppers lives easier by letting them order and pay ahead of time and a new ‘pay at table’ feature, both aimed at streamlining restaurant use.
A study into smartphone users’ attitudes towards mobile payments by integrated mobile solutions provider Oxygen8, has revealed – rather unsurprisingly – that simplicity is the driving factor to unlocking widespread adoption. Despite having the capability to do so, a third (33%) of 18-44 year olds in the UK admit to never having (more…)