Groupon’s $43 million acquisition of apparel flash sales site ideeli is the latest step in how the daily deal juggernaut is continuing to reinvent itself into a mobile-driven business.
NEW YORK – With new research showing that showrooming has dropped 40 percent over the past year, it is clear that moves by retailers such as Foot Locker to address the issue head-on are working.
While tablet-driven sales were strong during the 2013 holiday shopping season, they could have been even higher if it were not for the fact that retailers continue to underinvest in tablet strategies, particularly when it comes to device-specific Web sites.
Groupon had a great year in mobile, with 50 percent of third-quarter transactions stemming from mobile and its mobile consumers being more engaged than desktop consumers.
Target has been named 2013 Mobile Retailer of the Year, the highest accolade in mobile commerce and retail. The honor tops the Mobile Commerce Awards handed out each year for outstanding work that moved the mobile commerce needle for retailers, financial services firms and marketers. Here is the list of all the 2013 honorees.
H&M, Kohl’s and Urban Outfitters are nailing the mobile experience in building interactive in-store and loyalty efforts, an area where American Eagle Outfitters, Aéropostale and Abercrombie & Fitch could learn from as sales continue to plummet for the three big A’s.
Mobile payment solutions provider Spindle is making a bigger push into mobile commerce with a recent acquisition of mobile coupon platform Yowza!!.
Walmart, Best Buy and Urban Outfitters had the best in-store mobile campaigns this year, highlighting the gains that retailers have made in improving the bricks-and-mortar shopping experience this year.
PayPal is making a bigger push into mobile gift cards by partnering with ePay, a prepaid payments processor that powers digital gift codes.
Mobile Commerce Daily is inviting nominations for the Mobile Commerce Awards, the most prestigious recognition honoring outstanding mobile commerce and retail work by retailers, financial services institutions and transaction-focused marketers.