Mobile transactions account for more than half of transactions made online

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A new report reveals that consumers prefer mobile shopping. Criteo’s Global Commerce Review for Q2 of 2018 has revealed that mobile transactions are dominating online transactions. The report found that over 50% of online transactions made in many countries are now performed via mobile. Criteo analyzed data from more than 5,000 retailer in over 80 countries. The report took into account the activities, behaviors and preferences of shoppers across all devices and browsing environments. The data used, from which the company drew its conclusions, came from over 5,000 retailers in…

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Newly filed patents reveal Walmart VR shopping could be the future

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The retail giant is furthering its reach into the digital realm with virtual reality tech. Rumors are flying around that a Walmart VR shopping experience could be available for future Walmart shoppers. These speculations erupted after it was discovered that the world’s largest retailer applied for two patents involving the use of virtual reality (VR) technology. Customers can wander around digital Walmart stores from the comfort of their home. The two patents the company applied for with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, detail a “virtual show room” and…

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How we employed APRO CRM

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Courtney K. is a successful real estate agent and a CRM administrator at the same time. “It all started when we suddenly discovered that our competitors had outrun us dramatically in the past two years. We eventually got curious, for we knew they were using quite the same methods of work. So we started looking for something they probably had and didn’t want to share with us. We got the answer only when we employed an agent, who used to work for our competitors before. And the answer was APRO…

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Best Buy mobile stores will all close by the end of May

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The electronics retailer has decided to shut down all 250 of its American mobile shops. Best Buy mobile stores will be shutting down as of May 31, said the electronics retail giant. The company plans to close down all the 250 locations in the United States. This was not much of a shocking revelation to consumers who were used to seeing the tiny shops. Many of the Best Buy mobile stores are located in shopping malls. For shoppers who saw them regularly, the news may sound as though it is…

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Mobile shopping apps comprise over half of European e-commerce

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A new Criteo report revealed that retailers in Europe are greatly benefiting from dedicated applications. Criteo has released its Q4 Global Commerce Report which showed that mobile shopping apps are leading to significant successes in Europe. European retailers with dedicated applications are seeing widespread sales. Retailers have found that making mobile a priority is no longer an option but is quite the necessity. The report revealed that retailers that placed a priority both on mobile shopping apps and the mobile web, their performance gains are significant. The retailers with a…

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Mobile shopping cart abandonment greatly caused by a sense of “meh”

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A recent study showed that a leading cause of leaving without purchasing is “emotional ambivalence.” Browsing for products over various apps continues to be a growing pastime, but mobile shopping cart abandonment numbers remain as high as they ever were. According to the results of a recent study, the reason people are filling their carts and then leaving them without making a purchase has to do with “emotional ambivalence.” While certain factors encourage people to add items to their carts, they often stop at that point. The research indicated that…

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Mobile technology adoption pushes in-store sales down among unprepared retailers

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Experts are cautioning retailers that if they want to remain open, mobile features are not optional. This last holiday shopping season saw a decline in in-store shopping that many are blaming on mobile technology adoption. In fact, the spending in retail businesses during that season it its slowest since 2012 in many markets such as in the United Kingdom. That said, while some retailers suffered, others found that they were using smartphones to bring customers in. Mobile technology adoption has presented a considerable challenge to the entire retail industry. That…

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Chinese mobile payments taking off as country moves toward cashlessness

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A growing number of cities throughout the nation are accepting smartphone transactions for public transit. Chinese mobile payments are becoming increasingly valuable as residents, merchants and services adopt its use on a rising basis. During the quarter running from July through September 2017, their value tripled. Alipay and WeChat Pay use has been spreading like wildfire throughout Chinese cities. Consumers are using these Chinese mobile payments apps to pay for products, services, tickets and even high yield financial products. During that same quarter, the transactions in the country totaled an…

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

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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 the result of a data analysis conducted by Blackpearl, a firm providing retail management systems for…

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Mobile commerce use drives considerable Thanksgiving shopping growth this year

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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 and tablets comprised an estimated 41 percent of all Thanksgiving online revenue. The…

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

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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 record of the year before. It is a combination between a bargain…

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