Businesses without mobile sites are facing a major challenge

Google I/O mobile sites

Mobile sites are becoming mandatory to rank high on Google’s search engine The lack of mobile websites could lead to a significant business loss for many companies. Google has made changes to its search algorithm in order to better rank websites that are mobile friendly. If websites do not meet Google’s new standards, they will be ranked lower in searches. Google is attempting to place greater focus on the mobile space, largely due to the growing population of mobile consumers throughout the world. 44% of large companies do not comply…

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Mobile Commerce website loading times are slowing

Mobile Commerce

This could be problematic as even one tenth of a second can make a difference to conversion rates. Keynote Systems has released its latest report that has shown that the websites that are included in the company’s Keynote Mobile Commerce Performance Index are experiencing slower load times. The speed of the company’s own site will load at an average rate of 5.54 seconds. There are thirty retailers included in the index, and the average load time for mobile commerce sites had been 8.36 during the week ending October 14, it…

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Mobile websites are beginning to look identical to consumers

mcommerce websites

Many wonder why mobile sites that have been optimized for smartphones all look the same. Websites that have been optimized for mobile commerce or sometimes referred to as the mobile web, are beginning to suffer from a cookie cutter effect and consumers are starting to notice and wonder why. The key to the problem is that the entire channel has only been in existence for a very short time. Mcommerce as a whole has only come into its own over the last two years. This has not given marketers a great…

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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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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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Mobile commerce seeing boom of in-app purchasing

Mobile apps payments

Mobile commerce and app buying power drives ahead According to the CCS Insight and Distimo analyst firms’ joint App VU Global report, app developers are seeing that mobile commerce is becoming exceptionally strong through in-app purchases, boosting their own revenues as well as those for app stores such those at Apple and Google. Among the top 200 grossing apps at Google Play (formerly known as the Android Marketplace) and the Apple App Store, 60 percent of all revenue came from purchases made through apps on smartphones and tablets. The iPad…

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As Yahoo! and Bing make a comeback, so does mobile ad momentum in 2012’s first quarter

Mobile-Commerce

According to the IgnitionOne quarterly release, the 2012 first quarter has continued to generate solid year-over-year increases in search advertising, following a record last quarter in 2011. First quarter 2012, saw a significant search spending year over year growth, increasing by 30.3 percent, which was more than twice the spending in the first quarters of both last year and the year before. This spike has been credited to the rebirth of both Yahoo! and Bing, as they took the largest market share that they have seen since they partnered. In…

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Postal Regulatory Commission gives approval to 2012 mobile commerce and personalization price adjustment by Postal Service

US Post Office QR Code Discount

The Postal Regulatory Commission has given the Postal Service approval for a price adjustment that will include a 2012 Mobile Commerce and Personalization promotion, which will allow registrations to start on May 1, and that will run from July through August. The goal of this promotion is to grow from the successes that were seen in the 2011 Mobile Barcode promotion. Though last year’s efforts saw successes in spreading the word about how mobile devices could be used in conjunction with direct mail, it is now the hope of the…

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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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