Westfield has partnered with Inition to host Future Fashion – an immersive pop-up, which will present a brand new way of experiencing the season’s key trends through technology.
The mobile revolution is better poised for a second in-store uprising believes, Jonathan Wharrad, Business Development Director, EMEA, at customer-facing device specialist, Moki. But how will it come about this time?
Comic Relief is upon us and as ever it becomes something of a show pony for m-payments. While we are poised to see the usual raft of SMS based donations prove again that charge to mobile payments are really worth a second look, others are also on the case.
Spreadshirt , the print-on-demand, e-commerce merchandising platform saw sales up in December grow by 18% to €11.8m euros (£9.5m), compared to 2013 all thanks to mobile optimisation.
M-Retailing’s light lunch vendor of choice, wagamama, not only offers great oriental fusion cuisine, but also now lets us pay with an app.
This year’s Massive Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona – the Mobile World Capital city no less – is its usual back slapping jamboree of mobile love. But this year there is a perceptible shift towards embracing the needs of key vertical markets as end users of all this (more…)
Samsung Electronics is hoping to usher in a new era of simple and above all ubiquitous mobile payments and e-commerce with the launch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona of Samsung Pay.
Despite 2015 set to be a big year for new payment trends with the growing popularity of Google Wallet, ApplePay and other m-payment methods, research suggests that only 40% of UK businesses are taking the plunge and offering customers any of these new ways to pay.
The UK’s shoppers are set to spend £14.95 billion via mobile devices in 2015, an increase of 77.8% on £8.41 billion in 2014, while PC spending will grow by just 2%, finds international research conducted by RetailMeNot, the operator or Vouchercodes.co.uk.
From 10 March, UK shoppers will be able to pay each other and small businesses using their Twitter handles. In a UK first, Barclays will be the first bank to link its successful Pingit peer-to-peer mobile payment service to the social media site.
The shift toward mobile shopping continues, with 40% of UK online retail sales in Q4 2014/15 – that’s November to January – completed through tablets and smartphones, according to the latest research from IMRG and Capgemini : up from 37% in the previous quarter.
A doughnut vendor’s sales have shot up 150% thanks to an out of home (OOH) advertising first – serving promotions in real-time, and then taking payment using live point of sale (PoS) information at London’s Piccadilly Circus.
Mobile payments are hot. Not only has it been talk of the town at Mobile World Congress, but every man and his dog is talking about the growing importance of mobile payments to business.
Consumers won’t be swapping their wallets for their phones just yet, warns Dan Salmons, Managing Director, PayPoint Mobile and Online. Here he lists four things that need to happen for m-payments to really take off
Shoe emporium schuh is to offer customers free social Wifi with easy one-off log in to provide customers with a better-connected service and to help manage its own stock taking.
With the aim of helping retailers work with designers and digital experts to create innovative new retail experiences based around mobile, the cloud and big data, IBM has opened a new studio in London.
One of the most surprising findings in our IRUK Top 500 research was the paucity of mobile ‘topness’ among UK retailers. Our research found that only 169 of the top 500 retailers in the UK have an app and just 93 of those are transactional. Surely an aberration, I thought. (more…)
Online shoppers are increasingly frustrated with e-commerce, with poor mobile experience from most brands being their biggest bugbear, finds a study of UK consumers by Dyn.
With more and more traffic coming from mobile – and more importantly, with more and more customers wanting to interact with retailers through mobile – etailers must understand what customers want and react quickly, Lysa Hardy, CMO at NBTY Europe tells us ahead of her mobile keynote at IRX15 on (more…)
As many as a quarter of online SMEs are going to go mobile in 2015, reveals eBay , which is good news for consumers and for developers.