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Q4 2014 mobile site performance benchmark report

February 27, 2015

The second installment in a new exclusive series, this publication is reporting on quarterly mobile site performance as monitored by Catchpoint Systems. Find out in this installment how leading brands in the retail, banking and travel sectors fared.

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Retailers face new showrooming challenges in Asia, Mexico: survey

February 24, 2015

Shoppers in stores in Asia, Mexico and other parts of the world are increasingly using smartphones to obtain advice from friends and family members at the moment a purchase decision occurs, creating a significant new external challenge for sales staff, according to a new study.

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China, Turkey and UAE dominate smartphone shopping: PayPal

February 19, 2015

As mobile commerce continues to outpace general ecommerce, consumers in three countries – China, Turkey and United Arab Emirates – are currently dominating smartphone shopping, according to a new report from PayPal and Ipsos.

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Mobile wallets are more marketing channel than payments topic: Forrester

February 12, 2015

While mobile wallets currently offer significant value to brands, marketers must also look beyond those solutions and focus on mobilizing loyalty platforms to create branded moments and transform payment options into a viable marketing channel, according to a report from Forrester Research.

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Smartphones grabbed 41pc more online visits in January: report

February 11, 2015

While desktop lost 15 percent of its share of online visits in January, mobile, specifically smartphones, is on the uptick, gaining 41 percent year over year, according to a new report from Branding Brand.

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Eight out of 10 retailers to increase mobile budgets in 2015: report

February 10, 2015

Eight out of 10 retailers in a recent survey said they plan to increase their mobile budgets by at least 20 percent in 2015, according to the 2015 State of Retailing Online report from Shop.org and Forrester Research.

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Priceline.com credits mobile for driving last-minute getaways among millennials

February 9, 2015

Priceline.com believes that the growing volume of last-minute getaways booked via its services can be attributed to millennials’ browsing tendencies on their smartphones, as well as enhanced booking functions in apps that drive impulse purchases of vacations.

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Half of mobile users have made a major purchase: report

February 5, 2015

More consumers are using their smartphones for purchases beyond just a cup of coffee, with a new survey finding that half of mobile Internet users have made a major financial purchase, such as getting a mortgage, buying a car or investing in stocks, from a mobile device.

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Mobile payment adoption up 2 points as mass use remains elusive: report

February 4, 2015

Despite the introduction of Apple Pay and growing media focus on mobile payments, consumer interest in mobile payments did not grow very much between December 2013 and 2014, according to new research from 451 Research.

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55pc of retailers say mobile’s purpose is to drive in-store sales: report

February 2, 2015

One reason why retailers are losing their intimidation of online giants such as Amazon is because so many now believe the purpose of mobile is to drive shoppers to stores, according to a recent report from RSR Research.

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