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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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Pool Supply World adapts its attribution model for mobile

August 14, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Pool Supply World has no expectations that it will generate a significant amount of mobile commerce anytime soon, but it has made some efforts to identify its mobile visitors and correlate them with their desktop visits.

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Find Subscription Boxes takes its fast-growing industry mobile

August 7, 2014

The fast-growing world of subscription boxes is becoming more mobile-friendly with the launch of an application that will put key information about such product-delivery services in the palms of shoppers’ hands.

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Groupon taps Snapchat to add urgency to mobile offers

August 6, 2014

Groupon, still struggling to redefine itself as more than a daily deals engine, is kicking off a new Snapchat partnership with a time-sensitive first-come, first-serve deal for a concert experience.

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Rue La La app’s card-scanning feature allows for speedy purchases

July 28, 2014

Ecommerce boutique retailer Rue La La has implemented a credit card scanner on its mobile application to further simplify the payment process for members.

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EBay, Fandango leverage Amazon Fire phone’s features to streamline shopping

July 23, 2014

EBay and Fandango, among the first merchants to build apps for Amazon’s Fire smartphone, are using the phone’s unique features to eliminate the number of taps and swipes between search, browse and purchase for a more streamlined shopping experience.

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Newegg readies students with social back-to-school giveaways

July 21, 2014

Online computer hardware and software retailer Newegg’s back-to-school social campaign includes sweepstakes and a contest via Facebook and Twitter, lending numerous opportunities for students to win school supplies.

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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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