Retail Sectors


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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PayPal boosts mobile purchasing with One Touch

August 20, 2014

PayPal is moving to take a bigger piece of the mobile commerce pie with the launch Tuesday of One Touch, a feature designed to streamline purchasing in the mobile applications of its business partners.

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Classy app trumps Craigslist for Boston college students

August 20, 2014

Start-up company Blade has released Classy, a mobile application that allows Boston college students to buy and sell products locally without fees using a seamless, accessible platform on their smartphones.

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House of Fraser’s beacon-enabled mannequins revamp in-store experience

August 19, 2014

British department store House of Fraser is testing beacon-enabled mannequins used for product search and mobilizing the in-store experience.

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Wanelo launches push notifications for sale items

August 19, 2014

Social shopping network Wanelo has begun sending push notifications to users who have saved certain items to let them know that those items have gone on sale.

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Zappos boosts shoe sales with native integration in MapMyFitness app

August 18, 2014

Amazon’s Zappos is reaching fitness fans directly through their workouts with a new integration in the MapMyFitness mobile application enabling users to track mileage for their shoes and make purchases.

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Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates app’s anniversary with Twitter sweepstakes

August 18, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts celebrated the two-year anniversary of its mobile application recently with a two-day sweepstakes that was promoted on Twitter.

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StyleSeat sees 60pc of bookings made via mobile, prompting a redesign

August 18, 2014

Online beauty service StyleSeat has redesigned its mobile application in light of its success, with 60 percent of users booking appointments via the app.

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RetailMeNot deploys geofencing at 180 colleges for back-to-school blitz

August 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – RetailMeNot this week launched a back-to-school marketing campaign with its retail partners that will leverage location-based triggers across 180 college campuses.

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Frank & Oak brings excitement to mobile with timed offers

August 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Men’s clothing retailer Frank & Oak built an immersive experience for its mobile application that borrows some of the attributes of deal-driven sites such as Gilt.com.

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