Smartphone shopping is now the default for U.K. shoppers with 64% of all website visits to retailers last year coming from mobile devices, according to digital market intelligence company, SimilarWeb . The study revealed that on average 64.54% of visits to all online retail sites in the U.K last year (more…)
Apple has passed the one billionth device milestone this week and that means we are well on our way to ‘peak iphone’, so what does that mean for you? As we have seen over the past few weeks it the news here on M-Retailing, m-commerce is now the main driver (more…)
A billion Apple devices, from iPods and iPads to the Apple Watch and Apple TV, are now in active use, the manufacturer and retailer said as it reported record profits of $18.4bn (£12.8bn) in the first quarter of its financial year. While sales of the iPhone were flat in the (more…)
Nicotinell, the help-to-quit-smoking brand, is set for a retailing first as it rolls out the ability to to track online activity through to in store sales in real-time.
Novus Leisure, the UK’s largest private bar and club operator, has teamed up with retail technology specialist Red Ant to build a unique real-time customer feedback app that will help to measure social sentiment, deliver live business insight and improve service.
Mobile and other innovative technology is allowing consumers around the world unprecedented access to products and making e-commerce global. Consumers are no longer limited to the product selection at their local store or even in their own country; 57% of online respondents in Nielsen’s global survey have made an online (more…)
We’ve been saying it for months – here, here and here, to cite just the most recent – but now a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) says that retailers have yet to wake up to the mobile opportunity in their industry.
According to a new report by Timetric, a rapid growth in online shopping is expected to create new opportunities in Finland for mobile commerce and mobile payments.
The Otto Group – the second largest consumer online retailer in the world – is partnering with Powa Technologies to provide millions of customers in Germany and elsewhere with a quick and simple way to shop and engage with its brands online, in-store and on the go using Powa’s app (more…)
I have probably said this many years in a row now, but this Christmas really was a mobile Christmas… no honestly, it was. Look at the facts: High Street retail sales didn’t set the world alight, aside from food, but e-commerce did – however most of the growth in e came (more…)
New research has found that UK retailers are letting down their customers by not investing in a quality mobile app that complements the instore and website experience.
The UK is becoming a nation of smartphone shoppers, with more consumers from the UK opting to hit the January sales on mobile devices than those from other regions around the world.
One of the emerging trends over Christmas 2015 in retail was the growing use of technology to queue bust in stores. Many retailers experimented with using mobile and mobile-based PoS technology to cut queues. But, like dogs, this tech should be used year round and not just for Christmas. Eurostop, (more…)
From its origins in the early 1980s, Office has grown steadily and is a staple of the British high street and now has more than 150 global sites, including concessions in Selfridges IRDX RSEL], Topshop and House of Fraser . It is now one of the IRUK Top 500 retailers, (more…)
Musical equipment retailer Yamaha has introduced digital signage into its stores that allow customers to call up the information they need via their smartphone in a bid to bring a bit of the online world to the store.
High street retail maybe suffering while online records growth, but behind the figures it seems that even that growth is largely being driven by mobile.
Two thirds (66%) of visits to the Shoe Zone website came from mobile devices in its latest financial year, the value shoe company said as it reported full-year results today. That’s up from 56% in the previous year. Online traffic as a whole, said the company, outpaced Mintel ecommerce growth (more…)
Now that Christmas – and all that Black Friday hoopla – is over, there is much reflection going on in retail as to how the peak shopping season went. It didn’t go well. This comes in some ways as a surprise: the economy is booming for many, credit is up (more…)
The economy is looking up, unemployment is down but a combination of Black Friday being too successful and the weather made for a flat retail Christmas on the High Street, show the latest BRC-KPMG retail figures for December. However, online and, in particularly mobile, bucked the trend.
Mobile has become an important channel for shoppers as they research and purchase products – but these mobile warriors are more likely to be female, US research suggests.