Retailers are being urged to develop mobile loyalty schemes, as new research reveals that 80% of shoppers want to collect loyalty points on their phone. A study of 1,000 people in the UK by leading mobile app developer, Apadmi, found that
The percentage of online sales made through mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) rose again in Q3 2015, reaching 45% after stalling at 42% in the previous two quarters, according to the latest results from the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmarking –
John Lewis and Vodafone UK have announced a partnership to sell mobile contracts through selected John Lewis shops. In addition, John Lewis is boosting its technology offering with a new mobile strategy, offering over 25 SIM free mobile handsets which
Online traffic and sales on Boxing Day in 2013 broke all records and 2014 looks set to follow suit, according to Akamai, an enterprise cloud services provider, which works with more than 900 retailers worldwide. Data from Experian Hitwise showed the UK
Mobile payment company, Zapp, and Oracle, have announced a strategic alliance which they claim will deliver faster, more secure, more reliable payments for millions of UK consumers on their mobile phones. Zapp – the easiest and most secure way to
Social media exerts the biggest influence on purchases of baby toys, video games/systems and mobile phones, a global study into shopping behaviour by brand activation agency Arc reveals. Its PeopleShop report – a global study into the shopping behaviour, attitudes
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
Mobile payments platform provider, paythru (www.paythru.com), has achieved Level 1 PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) 2.0 compliance – the top payment card industry standards for secure payments. One key criteria of the latest standard is the use
Barclaycard has teamed up with a leading mobile phone voucher service, vouchercloud, to help cardholders receive Barclaycard Freedom rewards. Special offers from Barclaycard Freedom’s participating retailers, including Shell, PizzaExpress and Goldsmiths, can be found on the vouchercloud app and website.
Three quarters of British consumers (73%) feel they need more education on contactless technology before they start paying with contactless debit and credit cards or mobile phones, according to new research commissioned by Ingenico, a leading provider of payment solutions.
Reports mobile phones are replacing watches to tell the time is disputed by British bosses, according to a study released today by WatchShop.com and an online recruitment company. It reveals, despite the onslaught of technology, 56% of executives still use a
A quarter of Hispanics in the US often or occasionally access the internet via a mobile, according to the latest research from Mintel. Hispanic women are leading this trend, it says, with 30% of online Latinas reporting their mobile phone
Mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common web access device worldwide by 2013 (source: Gartner). It’s against this backdrop retailers are launching mobile-enabled web sites and apps to keep pace with their customers, wherever they may be; writes