Valentine’s Day mobile sales rose 9 percent this year

Valentine’s Day mobile sales

The day showed considerable growth when compared to the figures from the same time in 2017. This year, the Valentine’s Day mobile sales experienced sizeable growth over the figures from last year. It looks as though shoppers are looking to their smartphones on an increasing basis when it comes to making purchase for the occasion, said data from the Qubit marketing personalization company. Conversions recorded on Valentine’s Day were recorded to be 37.94 percent over mobile channels. That said, as successful as the Valentine’s Day mobile sales were, desktop still…

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Mobile commerce use drives considerable Thanksgiving shopping growth this year

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Online retail sales on the start of the holiday season rose to almost $3 billion this year thanks to smartphones. This Thanksgiving, mobile commerce use became an even bigger driver of online sales than had been the case in previous years. With a one day sales total of $2.9 billion this year, smartphones are getting a pat on the back for sending shoppers to online stores even when brick and mortar ones were closed. This year, smartphones and tablets comprised an estimated 41 percent of all Thanksgiving online revenue. The…

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Holiday m-commerce, voice and e-commerce will lead the way this year

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This year, technology will be playing a more important role than ever in the traditionally busiest shopping season. A new survey conducted by AlixPartners showed holiday m-commerce combined with e-commerce and voice will be vitally important to shoppers and retailers during the busiest shopping season of the year. Almost 3 out of every 4 survey respondents said they would be doing most of their holiday shopping in-store. The holiday m-commerce survey involved the participation of over 1,000 customers across the United States. AlixPartners, a global business advisory firm, conducted the…

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Cyber Monday m-commerce is hot but not enough to kill desktop

Cyber Monday m-commerce

Brick and mortar shopping as well as laptop based purchases are still holding strong in the U.S. With Cyber Monday m-commerce growing at a tremendous rate each year, many keep expecting in-store shopping and desktop to fall off the map. However, Black Friday and its in-person purchasing appears to be just as relevant as ever before. Moreover, laptop and desktop based shopping are still going strong. If mobile commerce is as strong as they say, shouldn’t Black Friday have been replaced by Cyber Monday? Many shoppers have had enough of…

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Holiday mobile shopping habits will stand out this year

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As has been the case over the last few years, this should be a record breaker for m-commerce. The most important time of the year for retailers is approaching and mobile shopping habits will be playing a large role. In fact, it is expected that this holiday season will represent another time in which records will be broken across the board. Pre-holiday study and forecast results are already being issued by a number of analytics firms. The goal is to best understand what are likely to be the mobile shopping…

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Mobile shopping is expected to be big on Thanksgiving

Adobe News mobile shopping

Adobe Digital Index data has shown that this will be the second year in a row that m-commerce will rise sharply. Aside from getting together with family and stuffing themselves full of an unimaginable amount of turkey, this Thanksgiving will also be a time when many Americans turn to mobile shopping to get themselves into the holiday shopping mood. The retail craving has always been strong on this holiday, and online browsing and buying is moving to smartphones. According to the Adobe Digital Index, Thanksgiving this year is expected to…

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IBM releases mobile shopping forecast for the holiday season

IBM mobile shopping

Just as the most important time of the year for retail sales gets started major predictions are made about its successes. Retailers, marketers and consumers, themselves, are now knee-deep in offline, online, and mobile shopping as the holiday rush has started, and IBM has released its predictions with the way that this year’s sales are headed. The five day period that started on Thanksgiving is a make or break weekend for most retailers. At the beginning of it all, IBM predicted that there would be a growth in online sales…

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Mobile commerce may win big during the holiday season

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comScore report predicts spike in online retail spending this year Online retail spending is expected to spike more during this year’s holiday season than it did last year, according to a report from comScore. The report predicts that mobile consumers will flock to online retail sites in order to avoid large crowds at stores and purchase the products they are interested in more conveniently. Consumers are becoming more confident in the mobile commerce services that retailers have to offer and are likely to be using these services more regularly in…

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Mobile commerce will drive 1 of every 2 Thanksgiving Day online purchases

Thanksgiving Day mobile commerce

IBM is now predicting that smartphones and tablets will surpass desktops for the first time ever. As the official start of the holiday shopping season approaches, and as early shoppers are already heading out to see what ideas and deals they can find, IBM has now predicted that on Thanksgiving Day the online shoppers will be conducting price comparisons, reading about products and making purchases over mobile commerce will represent 53 percent of all online shopping activities. This represents an increase of 23 percent over the figure that was calculated…

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Augmented reality gaining momentum with companies during the holiday season

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QR codes have been a major success this holiday season. The number of companies making use of the black and white barcodes has spiked in recent months as they come to realize the usefulness of the codes. While these companies – Macy’s, Sears, Best Buy – have all chosen QR codes as a way to engage holiday shoppers, they have also begun showing interest in augmented reality technology. Indeed, the technology has been seeing a swell of attention from companies throughout the country and may soon become the favored marketing…

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Michael’s to engage holiday shoppers with new QR code campaign

Earlier this year, Michael’s Stores Inc., a specialty retailer catering to the artistic community, announced plans to engage in mobile marketing. The company is quite popular amongst artists for their offering of high-quality supplies and accessories, but has had little to no Internet presence. As consumers become more immersed in mobile technology, the company is in danger of being left behind. One of the tools that could help Michael’s catch up with consumers is QR codes. During this year’s Mobile Marketing Summit 2011 in San Francisco, California, Anthony Price, senior…

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