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