Despite concerns that the UK mass market wasn’t ready for contactless payments, UK credit and debit providers have released data showing that shoppers have embraced the technology.
The percentage of online sales completed through mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) may have reached a plateau, according to the latest research.
Alphabet (nee Google) unveiled a new developer initiative called Eddystone in July 2015, a software platform for Bluetooth beacons that demonstrates the potential for a shift change connecting beacons to the Internet of Things.
The cost and significance of out-of-stock items has risen up the agenda again. A critical supply chain issue, the majority of consumers who find an item out of stock either go elsewhere or fail to buy at all.
The IAB has called for consumers to be better informed and more in control of how their personal data is used as the world becomes ever more closely connected to the internet.
Pop-up shops, used by online and offline retailers alike to explore the potential of the high street market, are now worth £2.3 billion a year to the UK economy, a new study suggests.
Ecommerce sales grew by 13 per cent in July, compared to the same time last year, the Office for National Statistics has estimated.
The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index says that UK online retail sales were up 12 per cent year-on-year in July 2015. Smartphone access continued to dominate, with sales made via a mobile device, either a smartphone or tablet, seeing 42 per cent annual growth.
In a pilot scheme run in May and June this year Coca-Cola teamed up with Norwegian publisher VG, using VG’s app to offer a free drink to consumers as they walked through the foyer of selected cinemas, the offer being triggered by beacons.
Alphabet is the new name of Google’s umbrella company, under a corporate restructuring announced on 10th August 2015.
The Ecommerce Club’s latest Working Lunch London, hosted by Demandware, took at look at the role of content in effective ecommerce. Content can play a vital role in providing a unified customer experience, leveraging customers as a single set, no matter where or how they interact with the brand.
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’.