Month: May 2015

Google revamps smartphones with Pay and Buy

Google is launching Android Pay, a direct rival to Apple Pay, allowing mobile shoppers to buy directly through Near Field Communications), while it also announced integration direct payment on mobile ads on smartphones.

Battle of the Giants?

Alibaba is making international markets a key goal, as Amazon reports an upsurge of 300 per cent of sales on its Chinese site.

Ecommerce Club Working Lunch Manchester: Scalable Trading

As the technologies and the legal frameworks are increasingly supportive of cross-border trade and international expansion, we took the opportunity in our first Manchester working lunch to explore what constitute the key areas that need to be addressed with regard to the development of an ecommerce platform if you’re going to be prepared for international growth.

Delivery experience has greatest impact on UK consumer experience

Provision of delivery information and the quality of the returns process are the two key areas where online shoppers expect a better experience, according to a new report. The seventh annual IMRG UK Consumer Home Delivery Review 2015, supported by Blackbay, is a survey of 1,300 adult consumers to understand their online fulfilment perceptions and… Read more »

Could Jet threaten Amazon?

Jet.com has raised $220 million so far for an ecommerce service with around 1,600 retail partners, and plans to sell some 10 million products when it launches in the coming weeks.

Mobile mentality continues global growth

Global smartphone sales made $96bn (£60.9bn) in the first quarter of 2015, up eight per cent year-on-year and breaking records for sales in Q1, with 4G adoption and strong growth in North America and Africa driving revenues.