How retailers are taking their first steps into the mobile commerce world

Mobile-Commerce

When new technology comes into common use, it isn’t always obvious how it should best be used, and mobile commerce is no exception, but retailers – both online and in actual physical space – have been making their first attempts at using smartphones and tablets to their best advantage, each in their own ways. Retailers weren’t typically a part of the first wave of commerce. There were a few trailblazers, but other than that, mobile devices weren’t at all a part of their strategies, especially among those who weren’t online…

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Commerce has gone mobile and it’s time to join in

Mobile Commerce

Mobile commerce for every business type budget Though there continues to be an increasing amount of attention paid to online commerce, many companies are overlooking the true trend that is currently in the middle of an explosion, and that is mobile. It seems that with every passing day, consumers are being provided with a new way to use their devices to enhance their mobile shopping experience, whether that be by scanning a QR code on a bus shelter or magazine ad, performing a price comparison with a specialized app, downloading…

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Amazon gives its mobile commerce a boost

Amazon mobile commerce

Mobile commerce and Amazon go hand and hand According to Bloomberg, Amazon has been trying out a new service that will allow tablet owners to use mobile apps to make item purchases. This is expected to give the online marketplace’s tablet, called the Kindle Fire, a significant place in mobile commerce among its users. ABI Research data has shown that over the next five years, the total revenues from mobile apps – including in-app purchases and pay-per-downloads, as well as in-app advertising and subscriptions – will explode. In fact, they…

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Google offers a year of free mobile hosting and site customization

Google

Free mobile site from Google Google has announced that it is going to make a massive effort to help bring more sites to the mobile web, and that for a year, it is willing to pay the bill in order to accomplish that goal. The search engine giant is working with Duda Mobile, a mobile web optimization startup, to offer 12 months of free mobile site hosting and mobile website optimizing to help to fill in and boost the results available from mobile browsers and to make the internet friendlier…

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Sport Chalet introduces new mobile commerce site for smartphone users

Mobile Commerce

Mobile commerce trends in the retail world Sport Chalet has unveiled its new mobile website which offers consumers a number of different features and tools that can be used with their smartphones and tablets, such as real-time inventory checks and hero shots. The sports equipment and apparel site, which also has brick-and-mortar locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, as well as a successful e-commerce site for the regular web, has launched its new mobile site that is so rich in features that one would typically expect it to have…

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Studies show consumers are using their smartphones to become educated shoppers

Mobile Shopping Trends

A pair of studies are showing that now, more than ever, consumers are using their mobile devices to educate themselves regarding the details and prices of products before they make a purchase. Invodo, an e-tailing group, has released a report entitled “Deliver superior shopping experiences via video: consumer insights and retail execution”, based on their research, which has indicated that within the three months prior to being surveyed, 49 percent of smartphone users, and 61 percent of tablet users have watched a product video on the screen of their device.…

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Domino’s breaks $1.6 million sales mark in a single week of mobile commerce

Mobile Commerce pizza

Domino’s Pizza has released its “Quarter One Interim Management Statement” for the first 13 weeks of this year – up to and including the 25th of March – and within it, they showed that 16.4 percent of their total sales (worth approximately £59.3 million) was brought in from one of its numerous mobile platforms. This is drawing attention to mobile commerce as a whole, as many companies have still been wondering whether or not it will generate enough revenue to be worthwhile. Domino’s Pizza in Ireland and the U.K. are…

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eBay sells Rent.com to Primedia to concentrate on mobile commerce and payments

eBay mobile payments

eBay has announced that it will be selling off Rent.com, one of its online properties, which has been purchased by Primedia. This will allow the largest online marketplace in the world to concentrate its efforts on the heart of its e-commerce and payments businesses, including their relatively newly introduced mobile elements. Rent.com was originally acquired by eBay in 2004, for a purchase price of $400 million. This gave the company an important step into the online real estate marketplace. Rent.com remains one of the biggest American apartment listing services, with…

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Tealeaf unveils new mobile customer experience solution

Mobile trends

Tealeaf, a top provider of digital customer experience management solutions, has now unveiled its latest edition of the Tealeaf CX Mobile, which is a complete solution for its clients. The newest version of Tealeaf CX Mobile enables a sophisticated analysis of the customer experience across all of the various mobile channels, including native Android and iOS apps, hybrid applications, the increasing number of HTML5-based apps, and mobile websites. Mobile commerce is currently growing at a rate that is more rapid than any other form of ecommerce, either currently or throughout…

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The continuing importance of location to mobile commerce and marketing

Geotargeting

According to the latest Mind Commerce Publishing report, entitled “Mobile Location Commerce 2012-2017”, mobile commerce is predicted to achieve a 39 percent compound growth rate from now through until the completion of 2017, as a result of the omnipresence of smartphones and tablet computers. Location-based commerce is forecasted to be one of the primary initiatives that will exist among the mobile environment within the next three years. In fact, location-based services were a key element of the report, and are expected to have an important impact on boosting sales. Geolocation…

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Effective uses of QR codes for restaurants

Restaurants using QR codes mobile payments

Despite some of the negative press that QR codes have been receiving as a result of some unwise choices that have been made for their use, they are still maintaining their position as a significant part of the evolution and growth of mobile commerce. Though many Fortune 500 marketers have already adopted QR codes into their marketing mix, the restaurant industry – which stands to be one of the sectors that could best benefit from the use of the barcodes – has remained one of the areas that is late…

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