UK shoppers’ ongoing love for the high street experience will keep town centre shopping alive, but they have to embrace the idea that they are part of a digital world and up the game of shop staff if that is to continue, according to a new report.
You’d be a bit miffed to be offered inappropriate goods in person, so why settle for it online? Mike Harris, VP EMEA at Monetate argues that context is key to getting in-store and online right
Dual screening during popular TV shows such as Peaky Blinders and Great British Bake Off – leading to rise in sales of cooking stuff and flat caps – as revealed by eBay this week shows how powerful mobile has become in linking retail and other activities.
Primetime TV programmes such as Peaky Blinders and the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) are responsible for triggering a significant rise in dual-screen shopping – the act of watching television whilst simultaneously surfing the internet on a laptop, tablet or smartphone – with a direct impact on small businesses selling kitchenware (more…)
Mobile sales are almost at 50%, compared to 31% this time last year, with conversion rates doubling year on year, the latest monthly benchmark figures from the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index reveal.
With London Fashion Week in full swing new research released today finds that the UK’s fashionistas aren’t as ‘with it’ as they might thing they are: they are still relying on their desktops, instead of smartphones to buy clothes, despite mobile eCommerce as a whole accounting for 51% of online purchases in the (more…)
Oft-overlooked ‘boring’ text messaging is the number one choice of communications channel between millennials and brands – and vice versa – a study of US youngsters has found.
Online shopping and buying are increasing across all mobile devices. Smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop and even wearable owners are shopping more freqeuntly on their devices. With each UK consumer owning an average of 2.7 devices for their online needs, Bronto’s own research shows that 54% of smartphone owners, 48% of tablet owners and even 30% of (more…)
Many retailers are on board with segmenting their customer base in an attempt to make marketing more personal. But the mobile revolution is making even that redundant – these days you have to think individualization instead. Kurt Heinemann, CMO of Reflektion explains
The UK leads the world in mobile retail. And being out in front means that, along with other mobile-centric lands such as Japan and Korea, the UK is reaching the mobile verses desktop tipping point before anyone else. So says the latest research out this week from Criteo, which says (more…)
Fitness First, the global fitness club brand, has revealed in an exclusive interview with Internet Retailing that it has updated and ‘mobilised’ its brand through ‘CustomFit’, its fitness app, as wearables, mobile, health and commerce collide.
This week international gym chain Fitness First rolled out a new app that ‘mobilises’ its brand. In this day and age this is something increasingly important to all retailers and there is much that the retail world can learn from what Fitness First is attempting to do.
Mobile is about to surpass desktop as the global path to e-commerce, with the UK and Japan leading the way.
Missed this webinar? You can catch up here According to Google, 55% of new visitors to your site are likely to have come from SEO on average, but search engine optimisation (SEO) has changed. Now you have to not only have content that answers your customers questions, demand and needs, (more…)
More and more consumers are embracing mobile wallets – Apple and Google have both staked their payments tools on them – but what do they actually deliver for consumers and what do retailers need to know to get the most out of it, asks Gillian Hughes, VP Corporate Sales at Veoo (more…)
Changes are afoot in the way people shop. The rise of Amazon Dash – well its introduction and inevitable rise – is the one that has hit the headlines (even if, this week at least, it’s perhaps for the wrong reasons), but something else happened in m-retailing this week that could have (more…)
The biggest bugbear of the British shopper is queues which put them off buying, but retailers are ignoring the fact, suggests a study. And there is a simple solution: mobile.
There is plenty to get the juices flowing for those coming to IRC 2016 on 12 October who want a practical insight into how to implement mobile and omni-channel services in the extensive workshop programme. Here are the highlights for those looking to plan how to get the most from (more…)
Amazon Dash, Amazon’s smart button for ordering selected branded groceries, was launched in the UK last week claiming to bring convenience to consumers by enabling them to replenish products at the touch of a button. But is it making things more expensive for consumers?
The fashion world is opening its door for the annual New York Fashion Week on the 8th September to parade the latest trends and styles of the season. The event will attract A-listers, industry insiders and shoppers alike, who are all able to view a livestream of the catwalk on (more…)