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Most retailers say omnichannel commerce is vital to success but few have mastered it

Most retailers say omnichannel commerce is vital to success but few have mastered it

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new report suggests that despite the fact that selling over several channels is seen as critical, companies aren’t there yet. A new Brightpearl report suggests that while 87 percent of retailers agree that an omnichannel commerce approach to marketing and selling is critical to their business, only 8 percent have managed to master this method. The report suggests a sizeable gap between the importance of omnichannel and current retail execution. The report was … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce use drives considerable Thanksgiving shopping growth this year

Mobile commerce use drives considerable Thanksgiving shopping growth this year

Online retail sales on the start of the holiday season rose to almost $3 billion this year thanks to smartphones. This Thanksgiving, mobile commerce use became an even bigger driver of online sales than had been the case in previous years. With a one day sales total of $2.9 billion this year, smartphones are getting a pat on the back for sending shoppers to online stores even when brick and mortar ones were closed. This year, smartphones … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, United States

Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

More smartphone shoppers than ever took part in the huge bargain purchasing event. The Alibaba Singles’ Day Shopping Festival managed to break online and, especially mobile commerce record figures once again this year. Chinese shoppers used their mobile devices to grab great discounts leaving former records in the dust. The estimated total sales for the event continued to rise until reaching an estimated $19 to $25 billion. The event itself is practically designed to break the mobile commerce … Read entire article »

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Amazon augmented reality gives a high tech boost to its Apple app users

Amazon augmented reality gives a high tech boost to its Apple app users

The massive online marketplace introduced a new feature letting consumers visualize products in real life. This week, Amazon augmented reality found its start in the iOS version of the shopping app. The new feature is called AR View, and it gives shoppers the ability to visualize the products they’re considering for online purchase within a space in real life. The app, the phone camera and the display let consumers view the products as though they were in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce

New Walmart m-commerce features allow customers to scan and go with self checkout

New Walmart m-commerce features allow customers to scan and go with self checkout

While self checkout isn’t new technology, the latest version lets shoppers scan products as they shop. The latest Walmart m-commerce feature is starting to be rolled out, making it faster and easier for consumers to check out. The tech brings together the use of mobile commerce on customer scanners with the self checkout desks. The idea behind the new Walmart m-commerce option is to make it possible for consumers to use handheld devices to scan products as they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, United States

Mobile shopping apps to play central role in holiday e-commerce this year

Mobile shopping apps to play central role in holiday e-commerce this year

The 2017 holiday season will have many consumers looking to their smartphones for products they want. A recent comScore survey has shown that mobile shopping apps aren’t suffering the same pain as other types of application. A survey revealed that most smartphone users aren’t downloading any apps at all from one month to the next. The firm’s data revealed 51 percent of mobile phone users don’t download any new apps month to month. The same survey determined that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, United States

Holiday m-commerce, voice and e-commerce will lead the way this year

Holiday m-commerce, voice and e-commerce will lead the way this year

This year, technology will be playing a more important role than ever in the traditionally busiest shopping season. A new survey conducted by AlixPartners showed holiday m-commerce combined with e-commerce and voice will be vitally important to shoppers and retailers during the busiest shopping season of the year. Almost 3 out of every 4 survey respondents said they would be doing most of their holiday shopping in-store. The holiday m-commerce survey involved the participation of over 1,000 customers … Read entire article »

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Mobile fashion retail leaders appeal to smartphone toting consumers

Mobile fashion retail leaders appeal to smartphone toting consumers

Throughout London Fashion Week, leading designers and retailers campaigned with m-commerce innovation. New study results released during London Fashion Week showed that mobile fashion retail is stronger than ever before. Retailers and top design labels are using m-commerce innovation to improve the consumer experience. The study was published in the 2017 Mobile Retail Report by Ampersand, a benchmarking report. The purpose of the report is to rank and compare top high street brands in terms of their mobile … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Fashion/Art, Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce

Mobile commerce shopping will make up half of e-purchases in 3 years

Mobile commerce shopping will make up half of e-purchases in 3 years

By 2020, smartphone and tablet using consumers will buy just as much as their desktop using counterparts. It’s no mystery that mobile commerce shopping trends are on the rise, but a recent report by UPS predicts that by 2020, orders made over mobile device will represent half of all online purchasing. In fact, the forecast showed that m-commerce will make up about $250 billion in sales per year by then. The UPS report indicated that most of … Read entire article »

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Mobile and tablet commerce see meaningful growth rates in Germany

Mobile and tablet commerce see meaningful growth rates in Germany

New research has found that both smartphone and tablet users are shopping more on their devices. While desktop continues to be the leading shopping choice for consumers, tablet commerce and smartphone shopping has taken off in Germany. A healthy and rapidly growing number of mobile device users are looking to those gadgets when they need to make a purchase. This, according to recent m-commerce and t-commerce research released by Mintel. Mintel’s mobile and tablet commerce research found that … Read entire article »

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Retail mobile apps have moved ahead of e-commerce sites

Retail mobile apps have moved ahead of e-commerce sites

As consumers use their smartphones for a growing number of tasks, retailers are being advised to keep up. As m-commerce reaches an explosive growth rate, retail mobile apps are becoming increasingly important to consumers as they shop. In fact, this trend is becoming important enough that retailer are now being cautioned that if they don’t start offering the right tools to attract and keep shoppers over their smartphones, they will already be losing out. Due to a … Read entire article »

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