Online food ordering site hungryhouse.co.uk has found that you may be able to tell more than you think about a person’s food cravings, based on what mobile phone they use.
To celebrate the launch of My Monopoly – the Monopoly game that allows players to personalise properties, tokens and more – visitors to Westfield Stratford shopping centre in West London this past weekend got the chance to experience Monopoly like never before.
The British Museum has teamed up with London based tech-company Gamar to bring to life objects, artifacts and priceless treasures of the past using the power of… mobile games.
In the UK, adverts shown on mobile devices accounted for more than a third (36%) of all paid search spend in Q2 2014, which is the highest on record. In turn the UK also witnessed the highest proportion of clicks coming through mobile ads – 38% of all paid search (more…)
While the retail and technology worlds wait with baited breath for the inevitable deluge of high profile mobile payment roll-outs in the run up to Christmas, many have spent the summer getting hot and bothered – some even down and dirty – with mobile coupons. Coupons – and loyalty – (more…)
More retailers are integrating coupons into their loyalty programmes and dealing direct with consumers through mobile, rather than using aggregator sites, and seeing huge growth in their use, according to the latest report from Juniper Research.
Convenience store chain One Stop is introducing SMS and email couponing to make it quicker and easier for customers to redeem offers in store using their mobile phones.
Prepay and payments processor epay is joining forces with beacon company Appflare to allow epay-enabled stores to offer coupons and offers, mobile top ups and even payments directly to and from mobile phones.
Zapper the mobile payments company, has partnered with MYPOS, a leading provider of specialist POS systems, to broaden the reach of their mobile payment technology for restaurants, and it has gone live at celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala’s restaurant Café Spice Namaste in Aldgate, in London.
The latest Affiliate Window benchmark of mobile sales and ad conversions finds that sales through mobile devices rose steadily between June and July, with 24,000 sales each day in July coming from mobile devices, 8800 of them via smartphone.
Cafe chain, Fernandez & Wells and Levantine Kitchen Hummus Bros are among the first retailers in London to roll out mobile payment and loyalty app, Yoyo.
Millions of customers are set for easier and more convenient journeys from 16 September, when Transport for London (TfL) introduces contactless payments for all pay as you go customers on the Tube, London Overground, DLR and Trams in addition to the capital’s buses.
If you think having a mobile retail strategy is about having in app then think again. Today its about everything playing together. And that’s exciting rather than difficult, says Dan Mortimer, CEO at Red Ant
Browsers flipping through Argos’s latest catalogue can now see more than ever by scanning more than 300 pieces of augmented reality content. By using the Argos Scan function in the existing Argos app, already downloaded by more than 8m customers, smartphone and tablet users can scan the marked pages or (more…)
Domino’s today predicted that mobile would become its leading sales channel in 2015. Online sales now account for almost 70% of Domino’s UK pizza sales – with almost 40% of them placed using mobile devices, the takeaway company said as it reported half-year results. Online sales at Domino’s Pizza Group (more…)
Online searches for groceries are growing – and nowhere more so than on mobile, a new study suggests. Today’s Google-BRC Online Retail Monitor for the second quarter of 2014 shows that while grocery-related searches grew by 22% across all devices compared to the same time last year, those from mobile-devices (more…)
Shopping centre developer Hammerson is concentrating on digital technology, and in particular mobile, as it looks to drive both footfall and retail sales, improving rental values as a result. The property business said, in half-year figures out today, that there was “an increasing recognition from retailers of the importance of (more…)
More people than ever before are shopping online – driven increasingly by mobile, with nearly half of mobile users (48%) making purchases online regularly. In addition nearly 1 in 5 browse products online before buying in stores. Taken together, more than 70% of mobile consumers shop online.
The deal forged between former tech enemies IBM and Apple that will see IBM tweak its enterprise mobility solutions and apps to work really well on Apple devices is set to have a big impact on retail.
eBay is seeing fast growth in its customers’ use of mobile to buy – and predicts this can only grow, and quickly. In the last quarter alone, the company eBay saw 6.6m new customers buy from it through mobile devices. Its app was downloaded 20m times during the period, adding (more…)