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Target fires back at Amazon with its own image recognition app

July 22, 2014

Target is answering Amazon’s image recognition application with its own offering, hoping to take back control of showrooming activity while providing shoppers with the kind of mobile-enabled omnichannel shopping experiences they want.

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Azek builds 3D iPad app for immersive decking shopping

July 22, 2014

Decking 
building manufacturer Azek has launched an augmented reality iPad application for an immersive 3D experience to help consumers bring their ideas to life before making a purchase.

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EBay says in-store pickup gains traction faster than same-day delivery

July 18, 2014

EBay is doubling down on its shop-anywhere Click & Collect service in Britain because of how quickly it is gaining traction but says that same-day delivery service eBay Now is not experiencing the same level of enthusiasm.

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Web-based mobile transactions grow 48pc in North America: report

July 17, 2014

Web-based mobile transactions continue to grow, up 48 percent in the past year in North America and representing 16.9 percent of all transactions, according to new data released today by Adyen.

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Retail apps with store mode drive up to 5x more interactions

July 15, 2014

New data from a couple of sources underscores the increasingly important role mobile apps are playing inside bricks-and-mortar stores, with both consumers and retailers benefitting.

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How Walgreens frames mobile for photo-ordering success

July 14, 2014

Today, 40 percent of Walgreens’ digital print orders come from mobile devices, pointing to how the chain has quickly ramped up its photo-editing and ordering capabilities over the past couple of years in response to the significant role smartphones play in how consumers take and store photos.

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JackThreads mobilizes pop-up shops for personalized shopping experiences

July 14, 2014

Online men’s apparel retailer JackThreads, which has been known to set up temporary physical locations to drive real-world sales, is mobilizing the concept of a pop-up shop for a more personalized experience.

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39pc of leading retail mobile sites lose sales because of redirects

July 11, 2014

Many of the top 500 eretailers use unique m-dot sites that redirect users an average 3.03 times before landing on the right site, resulting in poor user experiences that are costing these retailers sales.

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90pc identify smartphone as easiest-to-use in-store shopping device

July 10, 2014

Pointing to the potential of beacons and push notifications to enhance the in-store shopping experience, 90 percent of consumers who responded to a new survey being released today by Gannett divisions G/O Digital and Key Ring identified smartphones as the easiest-to-use device for shopping in a physical store.

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Email drives 27pc of sales on mobile, social just 0.6pc: report

July 9, 2014

Email marketing is playing a much bigger role in driving sales on mobile phones than social media, according to a new report from Custora.

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