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Lack of Wi-Fi on selling floor is a serious concern: report

August 24, 2015

Retailers are missing out on opportunities to connect mobile with bricks-and-mortar by leaving out Wi-Fi within store locations, with less than 50 percent having wireless Internet available on the selling floor, according to a report from RSR.

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Q2 2015 mobile site performance benchmark report

August 13, 2015

The fourth 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 and travel sectors fared.

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89pc of consumers influenced by mobile offers for back-to-school: report

August 10, 2015

Retailers must bridge mobile and in-store shopping for back-to-school deals or risk getting left behind, as consumers are relying on their untethered devices for information regarding discount pricing for the fall season, according to a report from Retale.

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73pc of retailers do not offer mobile access to loyalty: report

August 7, 2015

While 47 percent of retailers increased their mobile marketing budgets this year, 73 percent still do not offer mobile access to their loyalty programs, according to a new report from Boston Retail Partners.

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62pc of retailers expect zero ROI from holiday mobile alerts: report

August 5, 2015

While 20 percent of consumers plan to shop on a tablet or smartphone during the upcoming holiday season, none of the retailers participating in a recent survey expect to see a high return on investment from mobile alerts and 62 percent expect the return will be zero.

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Mobile POS to quadruple reach as it grows beyond micro merchants: report

July 31, 2015

The installed base for mobile point-of-sale is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 32 percent as the technology extends its reach into businesses, big and small, across a variety of industries and geographies, according to a new report from 451 Research.

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Mobile puts an end to back-to-school profits: Deloitte

July 29, 2015

Formerly one of the most important times of the year for retailers, back-to-school campaigns are losing their significance as consumers are less likely to rush to shop for supplies now that mobile offers immediate purchasing options and convenient product information, according to the latest edition of Deloitte’s annual back-to-school survey.

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Wearables to account for 20pc of mobile proximity payments by 2020: report

July 28, 2015

Payment transaction volume on wearables will reach $501 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 177 percent and representing 20 percent of total mobile proximity transaction volume, according to a new report from Tractica.

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46pc of diners have never leveraged mobile payment options: OpenTable

July 17, 2015

Restaurant brands can benefit from taking advantage of more mobile touchpoints during and after meals, especially as 46 percent of diners who have never used their smartphones to pay the bill are intrigued by the idea, according to an OpenTable study.

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Mobile necessary for taking advantage of expected back-to-school windfall

July 15, 2015

While a jump in the number of consumers expecting to spend more during the upcoming back-to-school shopping season is good news for retailers, successfully grabbing a piece of the action will require a strong mobile-focused omnichannel strategy.

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