Fans of famed fashion designer Nicole Miller will be able to instantly buy her latest clothing line through their smartphones as she partners with innovative mobile app PowaTag. The solution will enable users to buy all items on show directly from the website when browsing on NicoleMiller.com.
Getting a whip going in the pub will never be the same again – and pubbing in general will be more relaxed and fun thanks to a partnership between Visa and Flypay to reinvent how people run tabs in bars.
Sold to consumers as a personalized experience of the high end shops in London’s Covent Garden, new shopping app The Pass will give the areas shops and ruling council – Capital & Counties Properties PLC (‘Capco’), which is responsible for the management and curation of some 1 million sq. ft. (more…)
Magnum ice cream and Tesco are giving Londoners the chance to get together with friends to share moments of Magnum pleasure – as well as special offers – as part of their biggest trial of iBeacons to date.
Despite being around for ages, wearables are now official under starters orders thanks to the launch of the Apple Watch. So retailers need to be wearables ready: and that starts with SEO says Martin Dinham, Director, Barracuda – and it could have some surprising upsides for you.
A mobile first bank, designed around making the most of smartphone features has gained its banking licence and is expected to go live later this summer.
While you stand staring at your smartphone watching the spinning wheel of death, be grateful that you live in the UK: we have the fastest average connection speed for the mobile internet at 20.4 Mbps, a 28% increase from the previous quarter, of any country in the work. We are (more…)
If you have any interest at all in technology you can’t have missed that Apple Pay is coming to a market near you later this summer: in the case of the UK, as early as July. And everyone is very excited. Very excited indeed.
New research, released by Connexity, shows that UK consumers are excited by the prospect of Apple Pay – just like their US counterparts, where retailers are increasingly adopting the digital payment system.
Can Apple Pay ever match up to the hype? Ocado, the online supermarket, thinks so, becoming one of the first retailers to offer its customers the ability to pay with Apple Pay later this year.
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).