Amazon QR code catalog to be snail mailed out for holiday season shopping

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Amazon is giving holiday shoppers the chance to easily link to products via QR codes. Toys R’ Us may be long gone, but this doesn’t mean the end of toy catalogs for the holiday season. In fact, an Amazon QR code catalog called “A Holiday of Play,” may soon be mailed out to consumers across the United States. QR codes will make it easier for consumers to scan and connect to product links. While the Amazon holiday catalog will look like traditional holiday catalogs that are often mailed out around…

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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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American mobile holiday shopping may generate more site visits than desktop this year

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This will represent the first time that smartphones and tablets will generate more visits than laptops. The mobile holiday shopping season has been an exciting one for the last year, but this year possibly more than most. While each year has managed to break previous records, the 2017 holiday season will do the same and beat desktop in some ways, too. Recent estimates suggest mobile site visits will exceed desktop and laptop site visits for the first time. This 2017 mobile holiday shopping milestone will be limited to visits. Sales…

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

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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 technology played an important role in holiday shopping

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Consumers turned to their smartphones more than ever, this year, to quickly find what they needed. While a growing number of consumers are still getting attached to the trend toward shopping online, mobile technology has been carving a growing portion of that market for itself as people used their devices to find the products and services they wanted this year. A new report has shown that consumers enjoyed using their smartphones to buy holiday presents. It doesn’t come as any shock to learn that consumers are relying on their mobile…

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Mobile commerce exploded on Amazon over the holidays

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According to recent data compiled by comScore, smartphones and tablets play a vital role with that online marketplace. This holiday season, mobile commerce played a more important role than ever at Amazon, as shopping over that company’s mobile app increased by more than double when compared to the same time in 2014. Moreover, almost 70 percent of the shoppers heading to Amazon did so using a mobile device. Cyber Monday saw a tremendous spike in mobile commerce activity, at which time 33 electronics items were purchased every second by way…

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Mobile shopping is rising over the holidays due to app use

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As the season continues, the use of applications has kept the use of m-commerce at a high level. Now that the holiday season is in full gear, smartphones are proving to be more integral than ever to people who need to make sure they’ve found the perfect gifts for everyone on their list, and mobile shopping has been key to getting the job done. It’s the use of mobile commerce apps that has been pushing that trend forward, says a recent study. Several companies have now conducted analyses that have…

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Mobile shopping is expected to be big on Thanksgiving

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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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Mobile commerce made up 60 percent of Amazon’s holiday shopping volume

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This year brought with it a considerable amount of use of smartphones and tablets for product searches. Amazon was a little bit stingy when it came to specific figures, this year – as has been its tradition – for holiday sales performance, but what it has revealed is that mobile commerce played an important role, and that it experienced certain “record breaking” achievements. Among the various claims such as that there was “record growth”, there was a smattering of numbers offered. For example, Amazon showed that it has now enrolled…

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Mobile payments surge over holiday shopping weekend

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PayPal shows that mobile transactions have increased over the shopping weekend Mobile payment volume surged over the holiday shopping weekend, according to PayPal. During the holidays, many consumers opted to do their shopping from a mobile device rather than visit physical stores. Those that did visit physical stores also used their smartphones and tablets to pay for products. PayPal notes that spending jumped 56% over the holiday weekend, with the number of mobile shoppers rising by 43% over what was recorded last year. Mobile transactions surge 63% on Black Friday…

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