M-commerce set for massive Christmas shopping success in UK

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New research from NetSuite has shown mobile commerce will be a key factor in holiday shopping. An m-commerce study commissioned by NetSuite Inc. has revealed that nearly one quarter of consumers intend to spend a larger amount of money this year on their Christmas shopping than they did three years ago. It also indicated that many would be using mobile devices to help to make their purchases. The research indicated that m-commerce will be playing a vital role in driving holiday sales throughout the Christmas shopping season in the United…

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Mcommerce may be heading toward a rapid decline

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The numbers may begin falling very soon, and certainly after the holiday shopping season is through. Anyone who has ever been out shopping on Black Friday will understand why mcommerce picks up so dramatically on that day and over that weekend until the end of Cyber Monday. The lines and the limited ability to move about to compare products and prices make technology a valuable resource. Smartphones are making it possible to overcome many of the barriers that are presented on the busiest shopping days of the year. Mcommerce is…

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M-commerce should continue to grow as Christmas nears

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Analysts are predicting that revenues will climb throughout the holiday shopping season. As online shopping activities get into full gear throughout the United Kingdom in preparation for holiday gift buying, many companies are now placing a significant focus on their m-commerce efforts to try to pull in an even greater amount of money from shoppers with smartphones and tablets. This festive season is expected to be a very important one for mobile, and it’s already off to a hot start. Research and predictions abound, as analysts throughout the industry attempt…

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Mobile commerce will be a 2012 holiday shopping star

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Black Friday through Cyber Monday has made it clear that smartphone shopping is a winner. The first full weekend of holiday shopping has clearly shown that mobile commerce was a major player from Black Friday all the way through Cyber Monday, as consumers comparison shopped, read reviews, and made online purchases to avoid the lines. For retailers, this channel represents a major shift in the way that they need to reach out to customers. The success of mobile commerce so far has been tremendous in virtually all areas. In the…

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Mcommerce web slowed to a crawl from massive Cyber Monday use

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Mobile websites took over twice as long to load throughout the online discounts and offers. While Cyber Monday showed record breaking mcommerce performance for sales, the tremendous number of smartphone and tablet shoppers that swamped the mobile web generated delays that considerably slowed down site loading times. Some of the delays faced by smartphone and tablet users mirrored the lineups on Black Friday. The average load time on Cyber Monday was 18 second longer than it would typically be. This, according to the Keynote Mobile Commerce Index. The web and…

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Mcommerce was major driver of record breaking Cyber Monday results

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The best outcome of the weekend after Black Friday is being partially credited to smartphones and tablets. The results are coming in from Cyber Monday’s performance in 2012, and so far it has broken all previous sales records, in part because of the use of mcommerce apps and websites. Owners of smartphones and tablets used apps and optimized websites to help with their shopping. In fact, it was mcommerce that was considered to be a game changer this year. This is because over 18 percent of consumers who shopped on…

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Mobile commerce data revealed for first holiday weekend at eBay

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The company has released its data for smartphones and tablets, but not its overall figures. The massive online marketplace, eBay has released its data regarding its mobile commerce sales data for the first holiday shopping weekend of the year, though it has held off on revealing its overall performance. The company shared its PayPal, Marketplaces and GSI Commerce units numbers without further detail. There was no indication from the company as to whether or not the figures that it released represented any improvements in mobile commerce when compared with last…

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Mcommerce survey shows use of channel will boost holiday sales

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The research has shown that shopping can be boosted on a number of different levels. A recent survey performed by MarketLive regarding mcommerce has shown that in the upcoming busiest shopping season of the year, this channel can play an exceptionally important role in increasing sales, on a broad spectrum of different levels. The multi-channel shopper survey indicated that 16 percent of people plan to shop exclusively over mobile. This means that all of their gift buying purchasing will occur on the mcommerce apps and websites of their favorite stores,…

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Mcommerce may be held back in the UK due to connection speeds


The lack of universal 4G may stop mobile holiday shopping from achieving its full potential. The shopping season for the holidays is just on the edge of getting started, but many believe that mcommerce will not be able to reach its full potential this year in the U.K. because the country does not have a universal 4G carrier. Some leading analysts feel that this will hold consumers back from shopping from their smartphones. Mcommerce analysts feel that at the current common smartphone speeds, consumers who would otherwise shop using their…

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Mobile commerce for holiday shopping getting revved up at many retailers

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Sears and Kmart have announced new mobile point of sale in-store efforts. Two more major players have joined the wave of retailers that are implementing in-store mobile commerce programs, as Sears and Kmart have equipped their associates with tablets and point of sale devices to help get the stores ready for the holiday shopping season. A growing number of mass merchants are making a similar effort to help beat long in-store lineups. The store associates will also be able to use their mobile devices for additional mobile commerce efforts, such…

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