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Amazon Prime sparks delivery app competition with local store add-ons

May 22, 2015

Amazon Prime is expanding its mobile-enabled Prime Now service to include delivery capabilities from a slew of Manhattan eateries and grocery stores, including D’Agostino and Billy’s Bakery, as competition continues to heat up in the delivery application space.

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Q&A: QVC explains how retailers can make the most of wearables

May 18, 2015

Television shopping network Quality, Value, Convenience, better known as QVC, expects big things from the Apple Watch for retailers, both as an engagement tool and as a point of sale.

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Rue La La teams with Cotton Inc. for mobile takeover

May 12, 2015

Rue La La is enabling mobile and online shoppers to sample cotton items from top brands such as Hudson Jeans and Springfield as part of a new partnership with Cotton Inc. that will see the flash sales site offer a series of four curated cotton collections.

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EBay exec: Merge user ID, customer insights to drive marketing efficiency

March 13, 2015

NEW YORK – An eBay executive at the sixth annual Mobile Marketing Day conference said that marketers are beginning to crack the formula for attaching identity to user data, enabling them to learn more about the customer purchase cycle and what influences it.

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Zappos integrates Touch ID for significant improvement to mobile shopping

March 9, 2015

Amazon’s Zappos, already a leader in mobile shopping convenience, continues to focus on streamlining the experience even more, which is why it is the latest retailer to make Apple’s Touch ID technology available to its application users.

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Mdot sites expected to lose 45-50pc of share in 2015: report

January 27, 2015

Dynamic serving and responsive design mobile sites are expected to rise while dedicated mdot sites will slide further as marketers look for more efficient and scalable methods of mobile optimization, according to a recent report from Pure Oxygen Labs.

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Amazon drops mobile wallet as chances of a shakeout grow

January 22, 2015

Numerous mobile wallets have launched in the past year, but Amazon’s decision to pull the plug on its offering just six months after launch could be the beginning of a shakeout as the primary use cases and leaders become more apparent.

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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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