UK network operator EE says that its data is pointing to new high-speed 4G is leading to a mini-boom in mobile shopping this Christmas, with 39% of its 4GEE users plan to Christmas shop on a smartphone or tablet this year, up from 15% last Christmas.
‘Cyber Monday’ was widely hailed as the busiest online shopping day of the year, while last weekend saw the second ‘double bubble’ of Christmas shopping surges on eBay with the busiest weekend yet. Rounding out the Christmas predictions, this Sunday 15 December brought a peak in mobile shopping around the (more…)
Well if 2013 wasn’t the year of mobile, then the past few weeks have certainly been the season of mobile commerce. After all the breathless hype around Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Gentle Tuesday (for all those really old Primal Scream fans), Wobbly Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday and TFI Fridays, the figures (more…)
Tesco is bringing augmented reality into play as it takes digital into its smaller convenience stores this Christmas. The retailer says it has produced the first bespoke high street window display to be shown by a supermarket. All the items shown in the Regent Street Metro window can be bought (more…)
Forget Cyber Monday, it should be rechristened Mobile Monday after UK shoppers spent 86% more on mobile devices over Cyber Monday weekend in comparison to a regular shopping day, according to data from Usablenet, which reveals that mobile transactions doubled over the holiday shopping weekend as consumers hit the online (more…)
As retailers mop their brows following the rush of ‘Cyber Monday’ – historically one of the busiest days of the year for online shopping – new research released by O2 reveals how we are turning into a nation of ‘smart shoppers’, using technology to shop on our own terms this (more…)
A study of UK consumers has revealed that 63% of UK consumers will use their mobile for Christmas shopping this year. The survey by Tripwire of 1000 employed consumers also revealed a quarter of respondents are willing to spend over £100 on mobile retailing, and three percent are willing to (more…)
Tablet commerce will triple this year to reach £4.74 billion and take 10.4% of total UK retail e-commerce sales, according to eMarketer’s latest forecasts. For the first time, more m=commerce sales will occur on tablets than smartphones, with tablets expected to account for 58.0% of all retail m-commerce sales in (more…)
Could 2014 see us all scanning barcodes and assessing and buying things with our Google Glasses? Software developer Scandit seems to think so, having made its blurry barcode scanning software SDK available to Glass developers.
As part of the city’s rollout of public WiFi access, New York merchants are being encouraged to sign up to the free We2 location-based social network that enables retailers and restaurateurs to communicate with customers and potential customers nearby.
The arrival of m-Commerce has broadened the definition of “Merchant” within the marketplace. And with Visa predicting that 52 million mobile payments will be made per month by end of 2013, it is clear that mobile commerce is thriving. Here Tom Conlon, VP of Marketing and Business Development, VeriFone EMEA, (more…)
Entertainment purchases such as books, games and DVDs, gadgets and cinema tickets are the most popular items for consumers to purchase on their smartphones, according to research conducted by global retail technology provider, Omnico.
Phones and tablets account for nearly 40% of all paid search advertising spend by retailers on Thanksgiving and Black Friday and 44% of all clicks on paid search ads. But 73% of sales revenue from paid search still comes via shoppers using computers. The new data comes from digital marketing (more…)
Luxury shirt seller Thomas Pink has gone live with a completely digital voucher issuance and redemption solution from Eagle Eye, launching e-vouchers across its UK, European and US markets in multiple currencies. The solution enables a reduction in production and handling costs, improved insight into usage and redemption and provides (more…)
According to my favourite news source – The Daily Mash – this week marks the start of when the likes of Amazon, eBay and online offshoots of stores start to see the rise in the search terms “woman gift’, ‘Kiera Knightley motorbike perfume’ and ‘books about relationships’ as men start (more…)
As Christmas looms, the first of the ‘Domesdays’ in the run up to the festival of consumption –Monday 25 November (Manic Monday?) – is showing every indication that we are indeed in for a mobile yuletide. Benchmarking by IBM has shown that more and more people are not only going (more…)
As Cyber Monday hoves into view, figures suggest that there are other online shopping spikes starting to happen driven by mobile. According to data from Affiliate Window Sunday 17 November has already seen mobile and tablet shopping traffic hit 35%, while data from Tradedoubler shows that Sunday 1 December is (more…)
The volume of traffic to UK retail websites coming from mobile devices was up by more than 60% year on year in October 2013 compared to October 2012 and sales from mobile up 80% over the same period – pointing clearly to this being a very mobile yuletide and showing (more…)
Large businesses such as insurance companies, retailers and utility companies can now pay money back to consumers card accounts directly using just their mobile phone numbers – a huge benefit for making those post Christmas refunds all the more easy to do – through the latest feature on Barclays PingIt (more…)
Mobile commerce may well be adversely affecting the high street in Scotland, if the Scottish Retail consortium is to be believed, but globally mobile and online commerce are not forcing consumers to shun the traditional high street. A study of 13,000 consumers across 20 countries by BuzzCity finds that, 59% (more…)