Shoppers in 24 countries around the world, including the UK, Italy, Germany, France and Spain, will soon be able to instantly buy from the Miss Sixty and Energie online catalogues with just a tap of their smartphone. The brand is the first in the world to simultaneously launch PowaTag across (more…)
Our love of brands is increasingly being fanned by mobile, or so research commissioned by mobile engagement company mGage has revealed.
Reflecting how the postage and fulfillment market is changing, Royal Mail has invested in Dragon’s Den protégée Mallzee – a mobile shopping app for fashion gubbins, the biggest market for delivery – in an attempt to be built into the purchase process.
Following the launch of Apple Pay in the UK last week, new MasterCard figures show that the British public are willing to embrace mobile payments despite some hesitation. One in four British consumers said that they expect to make a contactless payment with their mobile in the next year. Furthermore, (more…)
When news of Apple Pay’s UK arrival became a reality, a lot of buzz surrounded the 250,000 retailers and the majority of banks (not including Barclays … yet) who would support it across the country, but how will it impact retailers? Here’s how, says Henry Morland, chief product officer, Brightpearl
There’s a saying in bio-sociological circles that ‘Evolution enables, culture forbids’ and anyone who has read the frankly excellent treatise on humanity Sapiens; a Brief History of Human Kind by Yuval Noah Harari will know this to be true. And this theory relates very well to Apple Pay’s roll out (more…)
If you are bored with the everyday and are looking for a gold plated Danish bespoke motorbikes, Spanish furniture, Italian fashion or British Warrant brands, then there’s now an app for you. You can even put it on your Marshall Amps exclusive smartphone – which does go up to 11.
Apple Pay may have garnered all the NFC headlines this week, but sausage roll vendor par excellence, Greggs, has released a refreshed app that enables users to redeem rewards, make payments and receive offers with a simple phone tap at the point of sale, using contactless technology supplied by Spire (more…)
With Apple Pay’s launch, the worlds of the bricks and mortar and mobile retail have been bridged, something that could net High Streets across the UK £7.8bn by the end of 2015 if consumers and retailers embrace it.
With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram all adding “buy” buttons to their mobile apps, and Amazon allowing users to sign up using their Twitter account, the world’s of social and mobile retail look set to shake up the whole commerce space.
Today, 14 July, sees the launch of Apple Pay in the UK. MasterCard was first out the gate with PR about offering it, but most banks and issuers are now playing along with it – with the exception of HSBC and Barclays – see our Key Facts guide here. But (more…)
With the launch of Apple Pay in the UK today, there is much hyperbole and breathlessness about how its going to change everything from the banking industry to how we shop to who rules the world. It will have an impact, but a tempered one as our story shows. But (more…)
Apple Pay is now live in the UK, and MasterCard has announced that it will offer its cardholders immediate access to the new service helping them to use their cards where and how they want with a seamless experience.
With its UK launch imminent, Simon Farthing, Head of Consultancy at data science consultancy Profusion, discusses how Apple Pay will help retailers marry their online and offline offerings
Arcadia Group , which runs Topshop , Topman and Miss Selfridge , among others, has joined the growing roster of retailers to integrate Apple Pay on the day of its launch.
MyCheck, a mobile payment platform provider, has become one of the first smaller businesses to announce support for Apple Pay in the UK. MyCheck’s restaurant clients can now take advantage of the technology and allow their customers to settle the bill using Apple Pay, the easy, secure and private way (more…)
As the summer holidays approach, the last thing you probably want to think any more about than necessary is the daily commute. But the mind-numbing ride on the train or bus every day, twice a day, is starting to become the new way to shop. In fact commuting is looking (more…)
Mobile payments now account for 29% of global online payments, with 36% of them coming from iPhone, ending the two year hegemony of iPad in m-payments as online shopping habits change.
Sales from mobile have jumper from 15.89% of e-commerce sales to 17% between Q1 and Q2 2015, according to the latest Affiliate Window benchmark of mobile traffic.
I never thougth I’d say it, but buses just got interesting. Exterion Media, Europe’s largest privately held Out-of-Home advertising business, has announced that it has equipped 500 London buses with beacon technology – to send targeted ads to commuters.