Black Friday long weekend will break mobile shopping records

Holiday m-commerce shopping present

From the start right through Cyber Monday, people will be using m-commerce as never before. As much as Black Friday is the deals day that gets the most attention overall, it is Cyber Monday that provides a large quantity of the online savings that mobile shopping consumers are looking for. A recent poll showed that 26 percent of consumers plan to shop online on November 30. Throughout the week of Black Friday, beginning on Monday, November 23 and running through Cyber Monday, it has been predicted by the Consumer Technology…

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The 2015 top tech gifts are making a surprising list

Top tech gifts 2015

The hottest Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases for him, her, teens and kids predictions are in. Every year, predictions are made about which tech gifts will top the lists for shoppers that flood websites, mobile apps and stores on Black Friday through Cyber Monday and the forecasts for 2015 are causing eyebrows to raise as many are quite different from what was seen in previous years. While novelty has been a key feature in the past, this year’s top technology combines fun with function. This appears to be the…

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Mobile commerce made up 60 percent of Amazon’s holiday shopping volume

Amazon mobile commerce

This year brought with it a considerable amount of use of smartphones and tablets for product searches. Amazon was a little bit stingy when it came to specific figures, this year – as has been its tradition – for holiday sales performance, but what it has revealed is that mobile commerce played an important role, and that it experienced certain “record breaking” achievements. Among the various claims such as that there was “record growth”, there was a smattering of numbers offered. For example, Amazon showed that it has now enrolled…

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Mobile payments reach new heights during the holidays, but danger of fraud still lingers

UK mobile commerce - Woman with shopping bags on mobile

New report sheds light on performance of mobile commerce while also highlighting security issues Online fraud and abuse protection provider Iovation has released a new report concerning the performance of mobile commerce over the past holiday shopping weekend. The report notes that consumers made use of their mobile devices when shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, taking advantage of retail opportunities offered specifically to mobile consumers. Iovation found that, in some cases, people fell prey to fraud, particularly identity theft and complete takeovers of their mobile shopping accounts. Some…

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Mobile payments surge over holiday shopping weekend

Paypal mobile payments

PayPal shows that mobile transactions have increased over the shopping weekend Mobile payment volume surged over the holiday shopping weekend, according to PayPal. During the holidays, many consumers opted to do their shopping from a mobile device rather than visit physical stores. Those that did visit physical stores also used their smartphones and tablets to pay for products. PayPal notes that spending jumped 56% over the holiday weekend, with the number of mobile shoppers rising by 43% over what was recorded last year. Mobile transactions surge 63% on Black Friday…

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