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Retail mobile commerce will expand this year

Retail mobile commerce will expand this year

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Industry forecasts predicts a bright future for the retail mobile space A new industry forecast from eMarketer has been released that focuses on the growth of mobile commerce in the retail sector. Retailers have been becoming more mobile-conscious in recent years, hoping to cater to consumers that are beginning to use their smartphones and tablets for shopping purposes more regularly. Over the past two years, retailers that have embraced the mobile space … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce is growing throughout Europe

Mobile commerce is growing throughout Europe

New report highlights the trends emerging throughout Europe Market research firm yStats has released a new report concerning the mobile commerce sector in Europe. The report, called “Europe M-Commerce Snapshot 2014,” suggests that more consumers are becoming interested in the idea of shopping online and purchasing products from their mobile devices. Mobile shopping is praised among consumers for its convenient nature as it can take place anywhere and at any time. Mobile shopping is particularly popular … Read entire article »

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

Report highlights trends affecting mobile commerce

Report highlights trends affecting mobile commerce

Mobile devices are becoming more abundant, opening the way for a new kind of commerce Market research organization yStats has released a new report concerning the major trends affecting mobile commerce. The report notes that mobile shopping has become quite popular throughout the world, and this may be largely due to the growing penetration of mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets are becoming more plentiful and readily available to a wide range of consumers. As more people … Read entire article »

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

Mobile commerce thrives in the United Kingdom

Mobile commerce thrives in the United Kingdom

Report shows that mobile payments grew significantly in 2013 A new report from the British Banker’s Association shows that mobile commerce saw a great deal of success in the United Kingdom in 2013. Demand for mobile services has been on the rise among UK consumers for some time. People are beginning to look for ways to pay for products and services using their mobile devices rather than physical currency or credit cards. As people begin to … Read entire article »

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

Mobile wallet app, SmartWallet, may revolutionize loyalty programs

Mobile wallet app, SmartWallet, may revolutionize loyalty programs

With a growing database of about 100 loyalty cards, this application could turn current systems on their heads. There is no doubt that loyalty cards and their associated programs are a key marketing tool used by merchants in order to ensure repeat business and obtain vital analytics data, but their plastic cards produce a disadvantage within the customer experience; one that may now be overcome through a mobile wallet app called SmartWallet. While loyalty programs mean to … Read entire article »

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Android Wear formally announced by Google

Android Wear formally announced by Google

The company’s first large steps into the smartwatches category are now being made. Google has now officially announced its next step into wearable technology after Google Glass and its very first move toward smartwatches – in the form of Android Wear – as yet another major competitor enters into this category ahead of Apple. The iWatch remains nothing more than rumors and hopes for Apple fans, other major players are unveiling actual products. This move by Google is … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology perceptions are holding it back

Wearable technology perceptions are holding it back

Intel says that companies aren’t yet concentrating on what people actually want from these devices. According to Steve Brown, chief evangelist and futurist at Intel, until the industry works to design their wearable technology in a way that will appeal to the perceptions of consumers, that sector simply will not succeed. This statement was made in a speech that Brown gave in London at a tech event. Brown spoke at the Wearable Technology Show in London with a … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce performance by Dick’s Sporting Goods yo-yos from week to week

Mobile commerce performance by Dick’s Sporting Goods yo-yos from week to week

The retailer has been drawing some significant attention to itself, of late, but its mcommerce results are inconsistent. When it comes to solid mobile commerce performance, every fraction of a second counts, and this message has never been more clear than in the example of the smartphone friendly website from Dick’s Sporting Goods. According to the mcommerce statistics from Keynote Systems, Dick’s has not been all that consistent. The importance of consistent strong performance in mobile commerce retail … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Mobile Commerce, Trends, United States

To unlock or not to unlock, that is the question!

To unlock or not to unlock, that is the question!

Unlocking a cell phone The once taboo subject of “how to unlock a phone” is now gaining favor in the public eye and has become a popular process. The process simply entails allowing a mobile device to use a different SIM card than what it had been given by a mobile network operator. Telecommunications often sell devices that are “locked” to their networks in order to better control the way these devices are used. There are services, such as … Read entire article »

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