The UK online retail sector delivered 16.4% sales growth in December 2012 compared to the same period last year, according to cloud-based analytics findings by IBM. Boxing Day had the strongest percentage increase with sales up 45% on last year.
Many of the most popular UK stores are ignoring mobile as a mass market opportunity, according to research by global mobile marketing agency, Somo. Despite UK smart phone penetration surpassing 50% and mobile devices making up around 15% of all online traffic, Somo’s analysis of
Shopping via mobile devices went mainstream in 2011, according to new research by IBM. Its study of 150 online retailers – pure play and multi-channel operators – found sales from mobile devices accounted for 12.9% of total online sales in
Customers of Coast, Oasis, Warehouse and Karen Millen can now buy clothes in-store using an iPad-enabled point of sale (PoS) system, supplied by BT’s specialist retail division, BT Expedite. Claimed to be a first for UK retail, the new system
Sainsbury’s is trialling a trolley with an iPad dock and speakers, which allows shoppers to tune into Sky Sports News via the broadcaster’s Sky Go app. The new trolleys also feature a front bumper with a sensor, which lets off
Pets at Home has launched an iPhone/iPad/iTouch application, which will enable it to target pet care information and offers at pet owners. The app follows the introduction of Pets at Home’s click and collect multi-channel service and marks the beginning
Paints supplier Crown is launching an iPhone application called Crown Colour Match, which enables all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to create their own personal colour scheme and then match it to colours available in the Crown retail range of emulsions and