Following their surprise tie up back in July, Apple and IBM have announced the first tranche of products aimed at combining Apple’s consumer devices with IBM’s enterprise capabilities.
With the festive season rapidly approaching, bargain hunting has never been easier as customers can browse, compare prices and ultimately purchase gifts without ever having to brave the High Street, says Helmut Okike from Omlis.
While we are all sifting through the data for the finer points, we can safely say that Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Manic Monday – and let’s not forget Cyber Saturday and, indeed, Boomerang Wednesday – all proved to be an e-commerce bonanza. It also showed us quite a lot (more…)
UK shoppers hold deals in the palm of their hands, quite literally, this Christmas, with more than half using mobile devices to do price comparison on gifts while in store.
There’s more to m-commerce than conventional wisdom suggests, with 30% of e-commerce traffic globally coming from mobile, and up to 40% of that for top US retailers. And mobile is now about purchase, not just research.
This year’s Black Friday saw traffic to retailer sites coming from mobile overtake that from PCs, accounting for 55% across the day, as workers took advantage of mobile to shop for deals while at work. data from Peerius, a personalization company reveals.
While much of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday hype has seen analysts looking for shopping numbers on either side of the weekend, research by Monetate suggests that much of the mobile traffic on Black Friday actually buy the next day, on Cyber Saturday.
Unlike desktop traffic to e-commerce sites, which tends to peak on Mondays and remains stronger during weekdays than on weekends, mobile shopping traffic is highly concentrated on Sundays. The lowest is Friday.
As the war for the best mobile shopping experience heats up, eBay has launched its new look iPad app, which it hopes will make shopping on tablets more exciting, simpler and more engaging in time for Chirstmas.
Spreadshirt, a print-on-demand platform for clothes and accessories, has seen every second visitor in 2014 coming from a mobile device.
Mobile is taking an ever greater share of the e-commerce pie, but offering a poor user experience on mobile can put people off the channel. Frank Bobo, Senior Vice President, Digital Element, discusses how intelligent use of mobile context is the next step to getting more from mobile
Mobile phone and tablet users will make 195 billion mobile commerce transactions annually by 2019, up from 72 billion this year. So finds the latest m-commerce forecast from Juniper Research.
The latest results from the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmarking Report reveals that more than 37% of online sales are now made via a smartphone or tablet device, with the figure increasing to 43% for clothing merchants.
As one of the biggest shopping weekends of 2014 approaches, leading online retailer Argos is predicting a UK mobile shopping frenzy this year with more visits than ever to its website and apps on ‘Cyber Monday’ coming from shoppers using smartphones and tablets.
Children in Need, which took place this month, is an exemplar of all that is good about charity and giving. It is also a great proving ground for technology, pioneering call to pay, single drop charge charity donations and getting VAT removed from charity donations. This year was no exception.
It may seem an unlikely place for innovation, but the UK Post Office has become the first organisation to enable and process donations via Twitter as part of being a fundraising partner to the BBC’s Children in Need charity campaign, ‘Be A Hero’.
In the same week that IMI Mobile rolls out Tweet to Donate – a precursor to using twitter to pay for things – social network SnapChat has partnered with Square to roll out payments between SnapChat users.
Retailers are not fully exploiting mobile commerce as they are not developing for Android to the same degree that they do for iOS – and this could cost them dear, warns developer NN4M, as it publishes a white paper on Android – facts backed up by our own IRUK top (more…)
M-commerce has grown substantially over the past five years as around 70% of UK consumers now own a smartphone, according to the latest mobile research from eDigitalResearch.
Fast food chain McDonald’s is to globally roll out an app that seeks to bring total personalisation, ordering and a loyalty programme to its millions of consumers anywhere in the world, the company revealed in New York this week.