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Mobile commerce exploded on Amazon over the holidays

Mobile commerce exploded on Amazon over the holidays

According to recent data compiled by comScore, smartphones and tablets play a vital role with that online marketplace. This holiday season, mobile commerce played a more important role than ever at Amazon, as shopping over that company’s mobile app increased by more than double when compared to the same time in 2014. Moreover, almost 70 percent of the shoppers heading to Amazon did so using a mobile device. Cyber Monday saw a tremendous spike in mobile commerce activity, … Read entire article »

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Consumers in mature markets are embracing mobile payments more aggressively

Consumers in mature markets are embracing mobile payments more aggressively

Half of all consumers may opt to use their mobile devices to purchase products by 2018 Half of all consumers in mature markets are expected to be using their smartphones and wearable devices to make mobile payments by 2018, according to a new report from Gartner. Innovation in mobile applications and services will likely have a major impact on traditional business models, forcing merchants to take steps to better engage mobile consumers. More consumers are beginning … Read entire article »

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Mobile technology can reduce a carbon footprint

Mobile technology can reduce a carbon footprint

Recent predictions have said smartphones and similar tech slash emissions by 180 million metric tons. According to a report that was recently released by Carbon Trust, the use of mobile technology is contributing to the ability to avoid the addition of 180 million metric tons of carbon emissions into the air throughout Europe and the United States. That amount represents about five times the level of emissions that are required to operate mobile networks. The report stated that … Read entire article »

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Mobile shopping is rising over the holidays due to app use

Mobile shopping is rising over the holidays due to app use

As the season continues, the use of applications has kept the use of m-commerce at a high level. Now that the holiday season is in full gear, smartphones are proving to be more integral than ever to people who need to make sure they’ve found the perfect gifts for everyone on their list, and mobile shopping has been key to getting the job done. It’s the use of mobile commerce apps that has been pushing that trend … Read entire article »

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Amazon.com enters into tablet commerce collab with Baidu

Amazon.com enters into tablet commerce collab with Baidu

The American online marketplace is working with the Chinese company for Fire sales in China. Amazon.com has now joined forces with the top search company in China, Baidu, in order to be able to enhance its tablet commerce by releasing its Fire device to the Chinese consumer marketplace. This tablet contains a range of different features designed to let it stand out from other similar devices. The tablet commerce offerings from Amazon have been carefully designed to set … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce sees explosive growth worldwide

Mobile commerce sees explosive growth worldwide

Emerging markets are beginning to focus more heavily on the digital world, especially where mobile is concerned Mobile commerce continues to see aggressive growth throughout the world, with much of this growth being driven by emerging markets that have become increasingly focused on the digital space. Mobile commerce now accounts for approximately 7% of all e-commerce sales globally. This an incredible increase over what the mobile sector accounted for in 2010. Over the next three years, … Read entire article »

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Sears uses mobile commerce to bring people into stores

Sears uses mobile commerce to bring people into stores

The department store is working to turn its growing smartphone based traffic into in-person visits. Sears Holding Corp. has taken on a new strategy that has been designed to use mobile commerce to draw online traffic into actual brick and mortar stores in order to increase the number of purchases that are made in person. The retailer has now updated its mobile app to include a range of new features to improve in-store shopping. The Sears app has … Read entire article »

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Tablet commerce to increase throughout holidays before dropping once more

Tablet commerce to increase throughout holidays before dropping once more

A recent forecast by ABI Research has indicated that shipments of the mobile devices will rise then fall. ABI Research has now released a forecast about the tablet commerce industry and has said that in the last quarter of the year, worldwide shipments of these mobile devices will increase to about 40 million. This will be a considerable raise over the third quarter, when shipments were closer to 30 million. That said, ABI Research pointed out that this … Read entire article »

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