In the past year, Internet shopping via a PC or laptop dropped from 78 percent to 63 percent, while the use of smartphones doubled from 8 percent to 15 percent and tablets from 5 percent to 10 percent, according to a new report from GfK.
EBay needs to start adding more mobile customers if it is to keep up with mobile growth worldwide and hold onto its leadership role in the space.
Walmart’s intention to step up investment in digital and ecommerce initiatives is likely to include a heavy dose of mobile as the retailer builds on recent successes such as Savings Catcher and looks for new ways to transform the shopping experience for smartphone users.
The role of social media giants Twitter and Facebook in mobile payments is expanding even as Apple Pay’s launch looms.
While smartwatches are expected to give mobile payments a much-needed boost, a new report suggests that consumers are not exactly clamoring to pay for purchases using one of these devices.
LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – A BloomReach executive at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 said that retailers should build more unified offerings to take advantage of how mobile is blurring the distinction between customer acquisition and customer experiences.
LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – A Bloomingdale’s executive at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 said that beacon strategies require campaigns and education so that consumers know what to expect when they engage with the in-store technology.
LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – Executives from several merchants at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 are split on Apple Pay’s near-term potential, citing both significant opportunities as well as challenges faced by the new payments scheme.
LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – A Marriott International executive at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 said that figuring out what are the right contextual moments on mobile to engage with customers is a big lesson that needs to learned.
Groupon has launched its first standalone mobile application, Snap by Groupon, giving users a way to earn cash back for grocery purchases by snapping a picture of their receipt.