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Amazon Prime Now raises bar with one-hour delivery

December 19, 2014

Amazon is racing past its own milestone of offering same-day delivery with the new Prime Now for Prime customers that promises one-hour delivery, showing the online retailer’s determination to remain one step ahead of its competition.

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Thanksgiving weekend shows highest numbers yet for mobile sales

December 2, 2014

As retailers’ use of mobile becomes more advanced, consumers are faced with less need to shop in-store, causing an unprecedented number to skip the lines and opt for online, as shown from this past weekend.

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Amazon boosts social prowess with Snapchat, Instagram, but more needed

November 24, 2014

Amazon, which has been slow to jump onboard with social media, is making a bigger push into Instagram and Snapchat in time for the holiday shopping season, reflecting social’s growing influence on the customer journey.

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Amazon voice search leads the way in mcommerce despite flawed experience

November 3, 2014

While Amazon’s introduction of voice search in its iPhone application is an important example of where mcommerce may be headed, the solution falls short at providing a strong user experience with too many irrelevant results.

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LivingSocial claims trends point to big holiday season for mobile

September 11, 2014

NEW YORK – A LivingSocial executive at the Mobile Marketing Summit: Holiday Focus 2014 claimed that trends and increased mobile usage point to a bigger holiday season online and on mobile.

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Mobile shopping officially trumps desktop: report

September 9, 2014

Fifty-one percent of visits to retailers’ Web sites are made via mobile devices, making the mobile channel the majority source of online shopping, according to mobile commerce platform Branding Brand’s recent Mobile Commerce Index report.

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Smart Furniture sees gains in mcommerce with responsive design

September 2, 2014

Custom-furnishings retailer Smart Furniture said it has seen a 20 percent increase in its conversion rates on smartphones and tablets since launching a responsively designed Web site on Aug. 6.

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Data points to sharp gains in mobile commerce, app use

August 25, 2014

Mobile commerce continues to grow at a rate many times faster than both ecommerce and in-store sales volumes, as app use among consumers also rises, new research from comScore indicate.

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WGSN bets on third-party vendors to introduce ecommerce on Instagram

August 20, 2014

Having followed brand and retailer activity on photo sharing platform Instagram, online industry resource Worth Global Style Network believes a number of third-party sources could open the doors of sales for the platform through the use of action tags.

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Mobile experiences must be fundamentally different

August 14, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Retail executives speaking at eTail East 2014 session this week stressed that mobile is fundamentally different and therefore requires completely different experiences.

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