Mobile payments adoption is slow, but awareness is growing

mobile payments trends

Accenture finds that awareness of mobile payments is on the rise Accenture has released new data that shows that consumers in North America still prefer to pay with cash and payment cards rather than mobile devices. Awareness of mobile payments is growing quickly among consumers, but adoption is growing slowly. Consumers have interest in the concept of mobile payments, as they are seen as more convenient in some cases, but security concerns appear to be a significant challenge for consumers. North American smartphone owners are using their devices to make…

Read More

Study highlights the growth of e-commerce

e-commerce vs mobile commerce

New study shows that e-commerce is on the rise in North America and Europe The Center for Retail Research has released its latest study, which was commissioned by RetailMeNot. The study shows that e-commerce continues to make strides in both North America and Europe, though consumers are beginning to gravitate toward mobile commerce. More consumers are opting to shop online with their mobile devices because of the convenience that it represents. This is one of the reasons that e-commerce first began to gain popularity, as well. US leads e-commerce sales,…

Read More

Survey highlights the growth of mobile commerce

black friday mobile shopping record

Mobile commerce is beginning to expand in several prominent markets OHT-Mobile has released the results of its latest survey, which covers eight global markets and highlights the growth of mobile commerce. The countries covered in the survey are the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and Japan. In each of these countries, mobile commerce has been growing at an accelerate rate. This has to do with the high penetration of smartphones and other technologies, as well as the efforts retailers are making to reach a…

Read More

Mobile commerce is thriving in Canada

canada mobile commerce users

New report highlights the growth and potential of mobile commerce in Canada Ipsos, a global market research firm, has released a new report that was commissioned by PayPal. The report highlights the growth of mobile commerce in Canada. The country has been seeing a swell in mobile commerce activity in recent years, powered by growing smartphone penetration and consumers having an interest in shopping online. As more people begin participating in mobile commerce, it is beginning to represent a larger portion of the overall e-commerce space. Report shows that Canadian…

Read More

Google has big plans for mobile advertising

Google mobile ads

Google intends to make its ads much better for Canadian mobile consumers Google has big plans for mobile advertising in Canada in 2015. This year, the company saw a great number of Canadian consumers begin using mobile devices in their daily lives. Next year, Google anticipates that people will become further obsessed with their smartphones and tablets, which may lead to new advertising opportunities for Google and its partners. Google’s Canadian division has been shifting its focus to be more mobile-centric in order to accommodate the changes in consumer behavior.…

Read More

E-commerce set to boom in Canada, but not for domestic retailers

Canada Post e-commerce

Digital commerce is growing as consumers begin to shop online more regularly E-commerce may be set for a boom in Canada. Forrester Research has released a new report that shines a spotlight on the potential growth of digital commerce during the holiday season. Canada has been somewhat sluggish when it comes to e-commerce, with many of the country’s retailers showing only modest interest in engaging mobile and digital consumers. In Canada, only 6% of all retail sales are made online, but a growing number of Canadians are beginning to show…

Read More

Tab brings new mobile payments service to Toronto restaurants

Toronto Mobile payments

Mobile commerce is gaining momentum among high-end Canadian restaurants Tab, a startup based in Toronto, Canada, has plans to bring mobile payments to high-end restaurants. The startup has already partnered with 18 of Toronto’s luxury restaurants in its endeavor to make expand mobile commerce and help businesses become more accommodating of mobile consumers. Mobile commerce is growing quickly throughout Canada as more people become reliant on their smartphones and tablets. Consumers are beginning to seek out businesses that offer mobile-centric services and tend to spend more on these businesses over…

Read More

Tim Hotrons embraces mobile payments

Tim Hortons augmented reality game

Tim Hortons prepares to launch mobile payments initiative in US and Canada Tim Hortons has announced that it will begin accepting mobile payments at all of its locations in Canada and the U.S. The famed company is set to launch a mobile payments pilot project in December of this year, which will test the capabilities of the TimmyMe application. The app allows consumers to make payments from their mobile devices and is available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry platforms. Tim Hortons is the latest in a growing number of restaurant…

Read More

Canadians look forward to mobile payments

canada mobile commerce users

Mobile commerce continues to grow throughout Canada Canadian consumers are looking forward to what the future holds for mobile payments, according to a new survey from Rogers Communications, a telecommunications organization in Canada. Mobile commerce has been gaining a great deal of momentum throughout North America in recent years as consumers become more invested in their smartphones and tablets. Retailers and other businesses have been working to adapt to changes in consumer behavior by becoming more mobile themselves and embracing mobile commerce. Survey highlights expectations from Canadian consumers According to…

Read More

Canadians may favor mobile commerce for holiday shopping

Canadian Mobile payments

Mobile commerce can make holiday shopping more enjoyable Canadian consumers may be looking to avoid going to physical stores during the 2013 holiday season, according to a new study from Pollara, which was conducted on behalf of PayPal Canada. The study suggests that mobile commerce has provided a reasonable alternative to traditional shopping experiences. Notably, through mobile shopping consumers would be able to avoid long lines at checkout as well as the other stresses associated with holiday shopping. Study shows consumers favor mobile platforms The study suggests that more than…

Read More

Augmented reality eyewear gets a head start in Canada

Epson Augmented Reality Glasses

Epson makes a move on augmented reality The expected release date of Google Glass, the company’s augmented reality eyewear, is still several months away. In Canada, people may not have to wait in order to get their hands on augmented reality eyewear, however, thanks to printing giant Epson and Scope Technologies. Both companies have teamed to turn Epson’s Moverio BT-100 head-mounted system into and augmented reality device. This device has a specific purpose, of course, and is to be used for training purposes. Moverio system expected to beat Google Glass…

Read More