Shoppers hoping to bag a bargain in the post-Christmas sales are much less likely to go through with their purchases if they are using phones and tablets to buy goods online.
This is because consumers often worry they are not seeing
Global experience design agency, Foolproof, has released new research that indicates a decline in consumer appetite for the traditional loyalty card and highlights the future opportunities for mobile loyalty initiatives.
In a first for the UK’s largest independent online fashion and beauty retailer, ASOS has launched mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android to the Chinese market.
The UK holds five of the top 20 mobile shopping apps in Europe, according to a new index created by MasterCard. The results of the Mobile Top App Index show that the UK stands out for the quality and quantity of its apps.
Scandit, developer of leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, has unveiled a new self-scanning solution designed to make next-generation mobile shopping easy and accessible to consumers while driving revenue and reducing costs for retailers. The new integrated solution, a part
SAP AG has launched SAP Shopper Experience, a personalised, retail mobile app, which it claims transforms the consumer shopping experience with social media sharing, loyalty programmes and a self-payment system for shoppers. SAP has also released the latest version of the SAP
More than seven out of 10 (72% of) convenience store (c-store) shoppers can see themselves using coupons sent to their mobile phones when doing their food and grocery shopping, according to the latest IGD ShopperVista research. Younger shoppers (95% of
Stripe, a new way to accept card payments on websites and in mobile apps, launches today in the UK, its first European country. Stripe claims it gives UK businesses a simple yet powerful way to accept payments online, replacing legacy merchant processors and
UK retailers are missing out on £12bn in potential sales by failing to engage consumers through digital channels, according to new research from O2, conducted by expert retail analysts Conlumino. It found retailers are struggling to harness technologies that enhance
Men spend over three quarters of their average annual online spend on fashion, according to new research from Rakuten LinkShare. While Ofcom estimates UK consumers spend an average of £1,083 each year online, Rakuten LinkShare’s research reveals nearly one in four
Global consumers prefer mobile apps over mobile websites, according to a survey by technology performance company, Compuware Corporation. Mobile applications are thought to make life easier by streamlining calendars and grocery lists, offering entertainment while in a queue and making it
Most shoppers are now using mobile applications to buy products and augmented reality is set to become commonplace on the high street, according to a survey by The Cardinal Group, a leading provider of shopping technology and security to the
Anya Media has launched an app for iPhone and iPad, which it claims will change the way fashion retail buyers and planners do their ‘merchandising on the move’. The free app, called Runway Merchandiser, will be the first mobile app
Redemptions via iPhone apps now outstrip printable vouchers, according to VoucherCodes.co.uk’s Quarterly Voucher Usage Report – a seasonal snapshot of the key trends driving voucher usage. Over the last 12 months VoucherCodes.co.uk has seen the number of vouchers accessed through
Optimised retailing is the buzzword of the moment, but how can retailers achieve the right balance of process, technology and enhanced customer experience? Scott Storey, managing director at retail software and solutions provider, CTS Retail, gives his top tips for
UK e-shoppers spend on average 25% (global average: 22%) of their annual outgoings on goods and services online, shop for six hours a month (global average: five), watch TV whilet shopping online (UK: 51%, global: 46%) and make the majority of
In a Retail Times exclusive, Mike Hancox, chief executive of TV shopping channel, Ideal World, reveals why the sales channel has proved resilient during the economic downturn and future growth opportunities As chief executive of the UK’s third largest TV
Rutter’s, the Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain, has won an award for the best mobile app in the Customer Engagement Awards held during the National Retail Federation (NRF) annual convention in New York City. In 2011, Rutter’s accepted The Outstanding Technology Implementation
Web site hosting company, Hostway, has warned retailers risk losing significant revenue from missed Christmas and January sales if their IT infrastructure fails to cope with the sharp increases in traffic from mobile users downloading and using shopping applications. UK
Stewart Hunter, group operational performance officer at mobile marketing agency Somo, argues retailers need to embrace m-commerce but risk missing out on sales with ineffective apps Mobile commerce, or m-commerce, is fast becoming the hottest trend in retail as almost
Tesco and Asda have teamed up with the provider of a new app, which allows consumers with food intolerances to check products on their mobile phones. The supermarkets are supplying product information for the FoodWiz app, which is available on
Leading virtual technology company, EZface, is introducing an app, which will allow consumers to virtually try cosmetics before they buy them. Designed for both iPhone and iPad, the app will integrate with the company’s ‘try before you buy’ in-store kiosks
The launch of eBay’s iPhone app for cars, parts and accessories is well-timed, according to Keith Bird CEO eSellerPro, the e-commerce software supplier to multi-channel retailers. Bird said: “I’m not surprised to see that eBay has launched a dedicated app