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Argos reaches $1 billion in mobile commerce revenue

Argos reaches $1 billion in mobile commerce revenue

Retailer has become the first to reach a major milestone in mobile commerce revenue Argos, one of the largest catalogue retailers in the United Kingdom, has become the first multi-channel retailer to generate more than $1 billion in mobile commerce revenue in a year. The retailer has seen impressive growth in the mobile commerce sector over the past three years. Early on, Argos began investing in the mobile space, hoping to take advantage of this growth … Read entire article »

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India’s mobile commerce industry is looking to overcome challenges

India’s mobile commerce industry is looking to overcome challenges

Mobile commerce continues to grow throughout India As the mobile commerce industry continues to grow, several companies involved therein are beginning to fight to overcome significant challenges that face adoption. Indian companies are beginning to address issues that exist in the market in order to ensure that they can effectively engage consumers. According to recent market analysis, the Indian mobile commerce market is expected to grow by 55% by 2019, reaching $19 billion. Mobile Internet use … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends

Mobile advertising to steal television’s crown

Mobile advertising to steal television’s crown

The popularity of smartphones and tablets is about to unseat TV from its ad spending throne. With the popularity of smartphones and tablets, and with the skyrocketing rates of data traffic over those devices, mobile advertising has been expanding astronomically, to the point that it is now predicted that it will take over the top spot that has been long held by television. A new report has shown that mobile marketing is about to take the top … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertainment Industry, International, Mobile Marketing, Trends, United States

TimeOut has plans for the mobile commerce space

TimeOut has plans for the mobile commerce space

TimeOut invests in Flypay in order to expand its mobile commerce interests TimeOut, a prominent media publisher, has found a new company that could become a “hyper local mobile commerce platform. The publisher has invested more than $7 million into Flypay, a mobile payments service that has become quite popular among consumers in London. The service operates as a pay-at-the-table platform that allows used to pay their bills at restaurants. Flypay suggests that it is able … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

Mobile commerce strategy launched by Starbucks across the UK

Mobile commerce strategy launched by Starbucks across the UK

The coffee chain is starting a “click and collect” service throughout the United Kingdom. Starbucks, a company already known for its massive successes with smartphone based payments, has now announced that it is launching a mobile commerce program that will allow its users to “click and collect” their coffees in the U.K. It also revealed that it would be bringing in new powermats to all of its locations throughout the U.K. The company stated that its customers will … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends

Prominent mobile commerce platform adds new features

Prominent mobile commerce platform adds new features

Alipay has new features that will make it more than a mobile wallet Alipay, the prominent mobile payments platform from Alibaba and Ant Financial, has introduced a new feature that may expand its influence. The service now has a peer-to-peer transfer and messaging feature, which will allow users to send money between one another using a simple transfer method. The messaging aspect of this feature will also allow users to send digital coupons to their friends, … Read entire article »

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UK consumers worried that mobile payments will make impulse buying easier

UK consumers worried that mobile payments will make impulse buying easier

Consumers are becoming concerned about impulse buying on mobile payments platforms Consumers in the United Kingdom are becoming more interested in mobile payments, but they are also becoming worried that the ability to use their smartphones to purchase products quickly will lead to more impulse buying. According to a recent survey from uSwitch.com, consumers may not be as worried as they once were about the security of mobile payments services. Instead, this worry is being replaced … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends