To support retailers’ growing need to deliver much better bricks-and-clicks strategies, shopping centre owner into is to roll out high quality 4G networks in partnership with Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) across 10 of its shopping centres.
Rail users are spending half their journey time on a connected device, according to research by KBH On-Train Media, the UK’s largest on-train media company, and a quarter of those are shopping.
If you want to shift your stock through your apps, you need to do it on Fridays and Saturdays, as these are the days when browsers are more likely to convert. Oh, and don’t look to do much on Wednesdays and Sundays as these are days of retail rest on (more…)
Retailers need to start thinking more about text messages and less about apps and m-web if they are to use mobile to reach consumers in real time with offers.
Want to know what consumers think of your brand, shop, adverts, point of sale or any other aspect of your real world business? Get them to tell you with an image. That is the is novel take on market research for brands and retailers taken by a new crowd sourcing (more…)
Online payments made using mobile devices continues to rise globally accounting for 27.2% of the total online payments made in Q1 2015 – up from 25.8% on the traditionally high online spending period of Q4 and up a massive 39% on the corresponding period last year.
A third of all online sales in the UK will take place via smartphones and tablets this year, predicts eMarketer, and by 2019 it will be closer to 40%.
With mobile payments coming of age and with more time spent shopping on devices such as tablets and smartphones, retailers really need to have a robust mobile strategy. And nowhere will it be more important that click and collect, argues Juan Ageitos, Senior Marketing Manager, mGage
Have you been glancing at your wrist since last Friday and feeling that it just doesn’t look right? That it could look better? That it could somehow make your life so much richer? Are you feeling that, somehow, your wrist could be part of a revolution? It seems that you (more…)
Mobile is outstripping traditional PCs when it comes to searching for retail goods, with clothes and fashion leading the way, finds the latest BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor Q1 2015.
The majority of shoppers (74%) are happy to share their location data with third parties such as retailers, but almost all of them (72%) fear that companies are not taking adequate steps to ensure the responsible use of the data – and regulations are inadequate to police it.
Shoppers around the world now expect omnichannel, multi-screen experiences from brands and retailers, with the average consumer using a total of five devices when making a purchase – a significant increase from the 2.8 devices reported in 2014.
As the Apple Watch goes on sale, new research from digital marketing agency Greenlight, reveals that one in three marketers (32%) are thinking about building an app for the Apple Watch this year, while almost one in ten (8%) are already making plans to do so. Greenlight found that one (more…)
With the hotly anticipated global launch of Apple’s smartwatch only a few days away, how do consumers feel about the device, and how many expect to be wearing one anytime soon? Latest research from GfK shows awareness of the launch is high, but there is confusion over what a smartwatch (more…)
An app update for vente-privee that will sync with the Apple Watch will be downloadable for free from the April 24 launch date for the sale of the watch and shopping channel QVC is adding its notification functions to an updated version of its app that works with the watch.
While Stephen Hawkin has stressed how artificial intelligence will spell the doom of humanity, he probably didn’t think it would end in a drunken blur, but this is perhaps how the rise of the robots starts: with cocktails?
Gareth Bray, Head of Solutions Engineering for Moxie, argues that, while mobile is meant to be the future of e-commerce – not least now driven by Google’s new algo – retailers lack of understanding is holding it back as the experience is still really poor. So what can be done?
Retailers anticipate accelerated growth for 2015 according to research released today from eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc company – and mobile is among the main investment priorities.
Retailers are increasingly seeking mobile-friendly ecommerce platforms as they recognise the need to optimise for smartphone and tablet users, according to new research published by Econsultancy [IRDX .
This week we are very long on predictions. And they are very long predictions too. It seems that between 2019 and 2024, mobile is really going places in retail and commerce. As our lead story points out, consumers are going to be spending £53billion a year via mobile in 2024. (more…)