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Sephora, Starbucks offer best digital gift card experiences: report

August 24, 2016

Sephora and Starbucks’ exemplary mobile gifting experiences are results of the retailers’ mastery of customer-facing strategies such as discoverability, wide range of payment options and quick delivery, according to a new report from Retail Systems Research.

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Smartphones influence 84pc of millennials shopping in stores: report

August 15, 2016

Retailers should stop thinking of mobile as a disruptor but instead embrace it to help usher in sales by making the shopper’s journey more efficient, as 34 percent of consumers leverage devices in-store for product information, according to new insights from Alliance Data.

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Q2 2016 mobile site performance analysis benchmark report

August 11, 2016

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

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Why September is the best month for acquiring mobile customers

July 22, 2016

Retailers looking for an upper hand on mobile this holiday season may want to boost their efforts to drive installs in September, when acquisition costs are at their lowest while install-to-purchase rates are still high, according to a new report from Liftoff.

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Social beats television in impact on purchasing decisions: report

July 20, 2016

Seeing a positive post or product review on social media impacts the decision to buy for more than three times as many people compared to those seeing a television ad, according to a new report from Influence Central.

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Mcommerce to capture 49pc of online retail sales by 2020: report

July 18, 2016

As ecommerce sales continue their meteoric growth, mobile is grabbing a larger market share, with smartphone-enabled purchases set to grow from $122 billion in 2015 to nearly $319 billion by 2020, according to a new report from Javelin.

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86pc of back-to-school shoppers will use mobile in-store: report

July 15, 2016

Mobile should be at the forefront of retailers’ minds as the back-to-school season draws closer, as 86 percent of shoppers plan to leverage their smartphones while browsing in-store, according to a survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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Parents of college-bound kids earn A in mobile shopping: report

July 6, 2016

Approximately 42 percent of parents with children heading off to college for the first time plan to do 25 percent of their shopping on mobile, significantly outpacing parents of younger children, according to a new report from Rubicon Project.

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Shoppers prefer retailers’ payment apps to Apple Pay, Android Pay: report

June 30, 2016

Consumers are embracing mobile payment applications, with more than 25 percent of smartphone owners in the United States using these platforms at least once a month, according to new research from Parks Associates.

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How brands can conquer Apple Watch retailing via coupons, loyalty: report

June 10, 2016

Although the art of purchasing via Apple Watch applications has not yet reached its zenith – with 24 percent of consumers wary of making impulse buys on the wearable – retailers can fuel sales by offering in-store shoppers easy access to coupons and loyalty programs, according to a GPShopper report.

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