UK mobile commerce expected to grow by leaps and bounds in 2019

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British smartphone shoppers to spend £10 billion more in 2019 compared to 2018. A new report from uSwitch, a leading UK comparison and switching service, reveals that UK mobile commerce and tablet commerce is expected to break records this year. In 2019, it has been forecasted that £25 billion ($32.9 billion) will be spent by British mobile shoppers, which is £10 billion (over $13.1 billion) more compared to the country’s m-commerce figures in 2018. Thirty million Brits are expected to use their phones to shop this year. If uSwitch’s projections…

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Walgreens customer experience to receive boost from Zebra mobile computers

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One of the US’ largest drugstore chains is transforming its customers’ shopping experience. Walgreens has partnered with Zebra Technologies to bring Zebra mobile computers to its workers and customers to both enhance customer experience and improve worker productivity. The goal is to bridge the gap between the digital and physical store experience. Store associates equipped with the latest technology improve the overall shopping experience. Zebra’s 11th annual Global Shopper Study revealed that 55% of surveyed shoppers and 74% of retail store associates believe that store associates who are equipped with…

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Soon to be released Samsung tablet receives FCC certification

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Samsung is reportedly releasing a new mid-range tablet in Q1 2019. A new Samsung tablet has been given the green light by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The tablet device has certified under the model number SM-W737Y. The newly FCC certified tablet is powered by Windows. It is a little surprising that the South Korean tech giant is working on another tablet, since the company has already launched a number of Tab A and Tab S series Android tablets this year. That being said, what is perhaps even more surprising…

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Amazon mobile shopping expands with online grocery pickup

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Curbside online grocery pickup at Whole Foods now available via Amazon. The new Amazon mobile shopping grocery pickup experience will offer American Prime members the option of ordering their groceries online and picking them up in person (without having to leave their car) at its Whole Foods Market stores. The new service will begin in California and Virginia. According to the recent announcement from Amazon and Whole Foods Market, initially, the online grocery ordering and digital pickup system will first be rolled out in Sacramento, California and Virginia Beach, Virginia.…

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AR mobile shopping service provides real-world-like shopping experiences

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KT’s AR Market is the first of its kind in South Korea. KT, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, has launched an AR mobile shopping service dubbed “AR Market”. It is the country’s very first mobile shopping service that has been paired with augmented reality (AR) technology. AR Market allows users a 360-degree view of different products via mobile. The new AR mobile shopping service provides mobile shoppers with an online experience that is more akin to browsing through a traditional physical store. Smartphone or tablet shoppers can view 360-degree AR…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 rumored to be released sometime in the near future

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Picture leaks of the newest Samsung Android tablet reveal some of its possible specs. After two rounds of leaked pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 surfaced on the Net, there has been a lot of buzz about the yet-to-be-released and highly anticipated Samsung tablet. Moreover, a recent report from SamMobile reveals that this new device could be a cut above the average Android tablet. The Galaxy Tab S4 has traded in the fingerprint scanner for an iris scanner. If you were hoping for a fingerprint scanner, the Samsung Galaxy…

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In-app mobile commerce jumped over 12 percent on Christmas Day

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December 25 saw a considerable hike in purchases made from within mobile apps. Consumers around the globe were turning to their device screens on Christmas day, sending in-app mobile commerce figures skywards. That day, they bought 12.3 percent more on purchases made in-app, on subscriptions and on premium apps. These figures were presented by Sensor Tower Store Intelligence, a marketing intelligence provider. This in-app mobile commerce data was based on sales from both the Google Play store and the Apple App Store. Together, they brought in $196 million in sales…

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Holiday m-commerce, voice and e-commerce will lead the way this year

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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 across the United States. AlixPartners, a global business advisory firm, conducted the…

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Mobile and tablet commerce see meaningful growth rates in Germany

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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 29 percnet of Germans aged 16 and older had used their smartphones…

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Amazon tablet lineup includes new low-cost options and kids models, too

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The massive online marketplace is now offering a thinner, lighter and cheaper model of Kindle Fire. The latest Amazon tablet offerings have been unveiled and it’s clear that affordability and children are two areas of central focus for the company. The spotlight has fallen on a new version of the company’s 7-inch tablet, which is now lighter and thinner. Moreover, the larger 8-inch version of it is $10 cheaper. This newly unveiled Fire 7 is the latest bare bones and yet very affordable Amazon mobile device. This new Amazon tablet…

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Mobile advertising market has most click-through success with tablets

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A recent study revealed that larger screen device owners are picking up in their interaction with ads. According to a study published by Furion Analytics Research and Consulting LLP, the mobile advertising market is growing quickly through tablet users. In fact, the report predicted a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 25 percent from 2014 through 2020. The mobile ad marketplace is already generating over $21 billion in annual revenue worldwide. As mobile phone and tablet shipments are set to reach almost 600 million annually by the end of…

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