According to the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index, ecommerce grew by 17 per cent in May, compared to the same time last year. That’s the highest rise seen in the index since June 2015, and came as average basket values rose to £81 in the year-to-date from £78 in the equivalent period last year.
Mothercare has returned to profit for the first time in five years its digital-first transformation plan reaps dividends.
Home Retail Group reported that more than half of its sales were made online in its latest full-year report.
Samsung and Mastercard have launched an app which means consumers can use a new smart fridge to buy groceries paid for by credit card. A new service built around a trusted payment process is a great example of mobile commerce – it’s about using a new channel to provide new capabilities often delivered within new products.
It’s incredible to think that the year 2015 is coming to its conclusion. The past twelve months have flown past, with developments that are likely to dictate the direction of the advertising industry for the next several years, from the rise of ad blockers to the rebirth of paid social as a platform that offers advertisers a new channel for acquisition.
Every time you turned around in 2015 somebody somewhere was discussing the growing importance of mobile as a sales channel, with some sites seeing 50 per cent of their traffic from mobile. But just because everyone talks about it doesn’t mean everyone’s doing it. Could 2016 be the year that mcommerce becomes a central part of retail strategy?
John Lewis mobile shopping experience tops annual league table for the second consecutive year, with a score of 84 per cent.
Online retail sales grew in double digits on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday while mobile traffic exceeded that of desktop, according to the latest reports from IBM.
The latest John Lewis Retail Report provides an analysis of where, how and what its customers buy and has reported the growth of omnichannel environment in satisfying consumers.
The Ecommerce Club’s latest Working Lunch London, hosted by Net Media Planet, took at look at how ecommerce is evolving. There are massive changes taking place in the way in which customers may be able to buy, and it’s the goal for marketers to understand where those changes are taking place and what advantages and disadvantages those change can provide.
The percentage of online sales completed through mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) may have reached a plateau, according to the latest research.
Mobile internet access has exploded, with the latest report from the ONS Internet Access – Households and Individuals 2015 stating that nearly all (96 per cent) of British adults aged 16-24 browse ‘on-the-go’.