eBay QR code cashless payments part of retail experiment in the UK

eBay QR Code - eBay box

eBay has opened a brick and mortar concept store in Wolverhampton. The first of its kind physical store in the UK offers wares from 40 small, local businesses. Instead of exchanging cash to buy goods, shoppers simply scan an eBay QR code available from the seller to make their purchase. The concept store is designed to test how physical and online retail might function together. This isn’t the first time that the company has opened a pop-up retail location with eBay QR codes, but it is the first time it…

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eBay augmented reality features to change shopping experience

Ebay augmented reality Mobile Commerce

The online marketplace has been undergoing a huge number of large changes over the last while. Among all the changes going on with the online marketplace, eBay augmented reality is one of the latest features headed to its m-commerce site. The news about its dabbling with AR comes at a time when it has nearly entirely severed itself from PayPal. The near full separation from PayPal was easily the most surprising change. However, word has now been revealed that suggests that there are a number of different consumer experience changes…

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eBay unveils new Apple Watch app

Apple Watch wearable technology

The online marketplace has also announced that it has updated its mobile application search function. eBay has recently announced its latest move into the mobile ecosystem, with the unveiling of a new Apple Watch app as well as a range of updates that will apply to its iOS and Android based smartphone and tablet applications. The new smartwatch app is designed to provide wearers with handy overviews of their account. In this way, the Apple Watch app is meant to provide the owners of this wearable technology with notifications, and…

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Mobile commerce is taking up a significant portion of the retail sector

Retail Mobile Commerce Experience Statistics

Report highlights the growing importance of mobile commerce within the retail industry A new report from comScore, a prominent market research firm, shows that mobile devices are beginning to replace conventional computers when it comes to shopping online. The report suggests that a growing number of consumers are beginning to abandon their personal computers when it comes to e-commerce, showing more favor for smartphones and tablets. The report suggests that 10% of Internet users in the United States now only access the Internet from their mobile devices. More shoppers are…

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Alibaba makes an investment in mobile technology

China Mobile payments technology commerce

Alibaba invests in Chinese mobile technology developer Meizu Alibaba, one of China’s largest e-commerce entities, will be investing $590 million into a Chinese smartphone developer, called Meizu. Through this investment, Alibaba aims to generate more support for its new mobile operating system, known as YunOS. The new operating system is meant to compete with Google’s Android. Alibaba is expected to leverage its considerable influence in the mobile and e-commerce space to make the new operating system popular, but its partnership with smartphone developers may determine the ultimate fate of YunOS.…

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