Required mobile text verification could exclude some consumers from shopping online

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HSBC requires customers to have a registered mobile phone to verify future online card payments. UK consumers who don’t own a mobile phone or who fail to get a mobile signal at home, could be out of luck when it comes to online shopping. The reason is mobile text verification is becoming a growing norm. Banks, such as HSBC, are increasingly requiring their customers to verify online payment via text for security reasons. HSBC has informed its customers that they will need to register a mobile phone to enable the…

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Amazon Spark shuts down after two-year flop

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The eCommerce giant has sacked its Instagram-like mobile shopping social media platform. Never heard of Amazon Spark? You’re not alone. Spark was offered to only Amazon Prime members, and in its two years of existence, it failed miserably. The main reason? This social media shopping feature was a ghost town. Spark has been removed from both Amazon’s website and app. Amazon Spark, which could once be accessed via the company’s website and app, has been removed. The shopping tool, which was introduced about two years back, was designed to allow…

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Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

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More smartphone shoppers than ever took part in the huge bargain purchasing event. The Alibaba Singles’ Day Shopping Festival managed to break online and, especially mobile commerce record figures once again this year. Chinese shoppers used their mobile devices to grab great discounts leaving former records in the dust. The estimated total sales for the event continued to rise until reaching an estimated $19 to $25 billion. The event itself is practically designed to break the mobile commerce record of the year before. It is a combination between a bargain…

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Mobile commerce doubles as traffic spikes on the smallest screens

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A recently released mcommerce report is showing that traffic and shopping is growing fast. The results of a study that was conducted by Wpromote have now been released and are offering some interesting insight into the growth of mobile commerce and of the use of the smartphone and tablet for shopping purposes. The research looked into 35 of the company’s client sites, including a number of different categories. To start, the research showed that mobile web traffic has increased by a tremendous 50 percent over the last year, alone. It…

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Mobile commerce conversions are based on experience

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Improvements to the way that shoppers can use their devices can make all the difference. Although consumers are keen to start taking part in mobile commerce, there are many device users who are still failing to use their smartphones and tablets to actually make a purchase. There have been many guesses as to why mcommerce is failing to live up to its potential. Although security issues have been cited, there have been a number of other theories that are starting to grow about the actual consumer experience, itself. Mobile commerce…

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