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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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Did restaurant mobile payments become mainstream this year?

Did restaurant mobile payments become mainstream this year?

According to First Data Corp, smartphone based transactions hit a tipping point with a 75 percent growth rate. Following an exceptionally slow rate of adoption over the last few years, restaurant mobile payments are finally starting to catch on, particularly in the quick service industry. This year saw an impressive growth rate and it is expected to continue in this strong and positive direction. Payment technology company, First Data Corp, reported a massive rise in smartphone transactions. Quick … Read entire article »

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In app transactions see 64 percent growth rate this year

In app transactions see 64 percent growth rate this year

Purchases through mobile applications continued to see a significant rise in traction throughout 2017. It doesn’t come as much of a shock to know that in app transactions are making considerable gains, but the rate at which that growth is occurring is raising eyebrows. The holiday shopping season has been particularly effective in spiking m-commerce use. Over one in three American purchases over the Thanksgiving weekend occurred over mobile devices. In app transactions are playing a rapidly increasing … Read entire article »

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Shopify Black Friday sales break records at $1 million per minute

Shopify Black Friday sales break records at $1 million per minute

At the peak of the day, merchants selling over this multi-channel commerce platform broke their previous records. Shopify has released its initial Black Friday sales figures, revealing that it has broken all its previous records. The platform, which is currently used by more than 500,000 merchants, cumulatively topped all their previous records. Last year’s sales peak had been $555,716 per minute and was left behind by this year’s $1,000,000 per minute. This most recent Black Friday sales success … Read entire article »

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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 marketing trends lead global ad spending growth

Mobile marketing trends lead global ad spending growth

New research has revealed that by 2019, advertisers will put more money into smartphone and tablet ads than traditional media. Mobile marketing trends are showing an extremely strong growth rate, to the point that ad spending for smartphone and mobile will soon be leading the way. This, according to a recently released forecast put out by the Zenith media measurement company. It showed that mobile ad spending will rise by $27 billion – that is, a 34 … Read entire article »

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Top 3 Important Things Overlooked by New Business Owners

Top 3 Important Things Overlooked by New Business Owners

Starting a new business is a lot of work and new entrepreneurs are required to keep a huge number of different concepts, ideas and steps in mind as they get started. Among all the important efforts that must be made, there are many that can easily be overlooked, despite the fact that they are quite important to that company’s success. A combination of inexperience, excitement and a rapidly evolving business ecosystem can easily cause a new … Read entire article »

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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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Printed QR codes help keep construction equipment renters in Sweden safe

Printed QR codes help keep construction equipment renters in Sweden safe

Byggmaskiner-Gruppen Sverige has launched a quick response code label printing machine to boost operator safety. Swedish construction machine rental company, Byggmaskiner-Gruppen Sverige, is now using printed QR codes to reduce the risk of construction site accidents. The company worked with MCS – a British software developer – and the Swedish Rental Association (SRA) to create this system. The company now uses quick response codes to provide machine operators with helpful safety information. The company claims that its MCS-rm … Read entire article »

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Mobile Google search traffic makes up 57 percent of total queries

Mobile Google search traffic makes up 57 percent of total queries

Recent research has shown that more people than ever are using smartphones and tablets for searching. Mobile Google search traffic is now comprising a tremendous 57 percent of all online searches, according to BrightEdge, a content performance marketing company. This has placed mobile site traffic ahead of traditional desktop sites. The study also determined that the types of searches conducted over mobile and desktop aren’t the same. In fact, it determined that 79 percent of searches were different … 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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