Required mobile text verification could exclude some consumers from shopping online

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HSBC requires customers to have a registered mobile phone to verify future online card payments. UK consumers who don’t own a mobile phone or who fail to get a mobile signal at home, could be out of luck when it comes to online shopping. The reason is mobile text verification is becoming a growing norm. Banks, such as HSBC, are increasingly requiring their customers to verify online payment via text for security reasons. HSBC has informed its customers that they will need to register a mobile phone to enable the…

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Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

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More smartphone shoppers than ever took part in the huge bargain purchasing event. The Alibaba Singles’ Day Shopping Festival managed to break online and, especially mobile commerce record figures once again this year. Chinese shoppers used their mobile devices to grab great discounts leaving former records in the dust. The estimated total sales for the event continued to rise until reaching an estimated $19 to $25 billion. The event itself is practically designed to break the mobile commerce record of the year before. It is a combination between a bargain…

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Amazon augmented reality gives a high tech boost to its Apple app users

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The massive online marketplace introduced a new feature letting consumers visualize products in real life. This week, Amazon augmented reality found its start in the iOS version of the shopping app. The new feature is called AR View, and it gives shoppers the ability to visualize the products they’re considering for online purchase within a space in real life. The app, the phone camera and the display let consumers view the products as though they were in the room. So far, the Amazon augmented reality feature is available only in…

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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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Back to school mobile shopping is “stressful” to parents

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A new report has shown that when it comes to strain on consumers, this time of year beats out holiday purchases. Performance analytics company, Soasta, has now released the findings of the Soasta Back to School Shopping Report Card, which is an annual survey that examines various components of online and mobile shopping purchases. The focus of this survey was on the stressors for shoppers when shopping for the upcoming school year. What this online and mobile shopping research determined was that virtually all (91 percent) back to school shoppers…

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