Despite the heat-wave (or “summer” as we used to call it) driving people way from online commerce in July, mobile retailing continues to show stellar growth – and, more importantly, growing conversion rates.
The rise of the super-connected young consumer is well documented, but research by Experian in the US (which it claims could be representative of anywhere in the world, even Nottingham) suggests that even among these heavy internet and mobile users, there are tribes emerging – and retailers and brands need (more…)
The much vaunted – and somewhat Alan Partridge-esque – ‘pay-by-face’ technology that allows PayPal users to use their PayPal account to make payments in shops using their face as authentication has arrived in the UK – well in the leafy, well-to-do London suburb of Richmond-upon-Thames, where PayPal has an office.
British Gas has unveiled me (mobile energy), a new energy service based around an app, which is aimed at young urban professionals – although anyone can use it – it allows them to sign up for the service, manage their energy use, easily split bills with housemates and move the (more…)
To mark the launch of 4G services in London, O2 is to host a multi-platform gig, which will be live-streamed across London on 29 August. The award-winning and London-born artist, Plan B, will perform at the O2 4G London gig, playing an exclusive set at the iconic London music venue, (more…)
CloudZync, a British mobile commerce company, has launched its smart wallet, Zync Wallet, with 280 merchants already signed up to the platform. Zync Wallet eliminates the need for a physical wallet and lets consumers pay for items straight from their phones, integrate all of their loyalty cards into the app, (more…)
As eBay celebrates the fifth anniversary of its app, Fadi Shuman, CEO, Pod1, uncovers some worrying data that shows that most retail apps are expensive white elephants – and offers some thoughts on how to avoid your’s turning into such a preposterous pachyderm.
There can be no doubt that consumers are embracing mobile shopping with some degree of alacrity – it accounts now for at least 20% of e-commerce sales at the last count, and that is sure to rise this Christmas – however, it could be a lot bigger. The trouble is (more…)
The era of pay-per-click marketing could be coming to an end, but only if retailers, banks and network operators embrace co-operation around payments and marketing rather than looking to “own the space,” says Alastair Lukies, CEO and Co-founder of Monitise in an exclusive video interview with Internet Retailing.
Despite mobile commerce delivering some 15% of online retailing globally, two thirds of mobile shoppers abandon their carts at checkout, a worrying study by Jumio has revealed.
More than half of holidaymakers are rejecting travel agents in their quest to design dream holidays on a budget and turning to technology, with 20% using mobile, finds the latest study into travel trends commissioned by the Tradedoubler Insight Unit.
Izabel London, a cutting edge online fashion retailer, is extending its reach both internationally and onto mobile following a deal with Venda.
Ailing phone maker Nokia has formed a strategic partnership with ASOS to promote the Nokia Lumia 925 to ASOS’s audience of young, stylish and technology-savvy individuals.
UK retailers Boots, Argos, House of Fraser and The Hut Group will be among the first in Europe to offer MasterCard’s new crosschannel payment solution, MasterPass. The MasterPass digital service enables shoppers to store details of a variety of payment, store and loyalty cards, as well as their shipping and (more…)
A new study conducted by Cognizant and Monitise plc finds that retail banks can realize the full potential of mobile banking by offering segmented consumer experiences and advanced digital wallet capabilities.
Getting content relevant to your business published across web, mobile and magazines is all part of what retailers need to look at to engage their customers with content they want – and it can drive sales, says Julia Hutchison is head of content at Group FMG and former COO of (more…)
Research by eDigitalResearch and IMRG reveal that showrooming on mobile devices in store is growing rapidly and is pretty consistently used across all age groups. However, while its common practice, youngsters do less price comparison than their older counterparts, but are more likely to follow up their research with a (more…)
Following the Portas Review and the TV spin off – if indeed you can have a spin off from a governmental report – Mary Queen of Shops, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has issued a report on the progress made since the review. And for a fan (more…)
Figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index reveal that the M-Commerce Index continues to grow, up 136% year-on-year in June and 8% on May 2013. Conversion rates via mobile devices increased from 1.27% in June 2012 to 2.03% in June 2013, as spending via tablets increases driving conversation rates (more…)
Search volumes on tablet devices outpaced those on any other device, increasing 132% compared with growth on smartphone devices of 66%, according to the latest BRC-Google online retail monitor data out this week, showing how consumers are changing rapidly how they shop online.