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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

5000% surge in U.K. mcommerce sales

In 2010, mobile accounted for just 0.4% of sales in U.K. e-retail. In just three short years that figure has skyrocketed, with m-retail now accounting for one in every five online purchases. >>

Monday, June 03, 2013

Will Dad get his wish on Father's Day?

Over the Mother's Day holiday, researchers found that moms just wanted a little time away from housework. According to reports, most moms wanted spa days or time to shop - alone. But for Dad, things are a little different. But will Dad get his wish this Father's Day? >>

Friday, May 31, 2013

Platform announcements underscore online influence

This week marked milestones for three popular online platforms - in the form of live chat upgrades, call blocking options and skyrocketing usage numbers. Here's how: >>

Friday, May 31, 2013

Brits trust banks to be mobile payment providers

Consumers have a love-hate relationship with their banks. However, new research from UK-based payment systems firm VocaLink, suggests that when it comes to mobile payments, it's the banks to whom consumers look to provide the service. >>

Friday, May 31, 2013

The rise and rise of mobile coupons

Mobile coupons have seemingly burst onto the scene from nowhere - emerging in the last couple of years as an effective and growing digital marketing activity. A new study by BI Intelligence confirms what many marketers already know - consumers like mobile coupons and they work. Meanwhile, U.K. research shows stagnant growth in consumer use of digital coupons. >>

Friday, May 31, 2013

Fathers not getting the gifts they want

Father's Day is on the horizon, and women and children will be buying the men in their family gifts. But are men getting the gifts they really want? Seems not. >>

Friday, May 31, 2013

General Sentiment offers additional matching targets

New from General Sentiment - additional layers of analysis to better match audience members to brands and products. For the General Sentiment MediaMatch platform, the upgrades match audiences based on discussions from both the audience and industry sectors. >>

Thursday, May 30, 2013

How local shoppers are completing the buy cycle

When it comes to engaging local shoppers, it isn't enough just to have a website or a physical store location. New data out from Local Market Launch shows how these shoppers are engaging, researching and buying products - which should help local businesses better engage their core customer base. >>

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Royal Mail launch 'Click and Collect' service

According to the Royal Mail, 99% of the population of the U.K. lives within just three miles of a Post Office. Using the Post Office's extensive network, Royal Mail is set to launch a 'Click and Collect' service later this year to help retailers give online shoppers greater control over the delivery of their purchases. >>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Consumers expect in-store experience on mobile websites

New research highlights the importance of a website's look and feel in driving mobile users to click 'buy'. Consumers want the experience of in-store shopping replicated on their mobile devices, says Kentico Software. >>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mobile, coupon releases put brands in control

A mobile accelerator is looking for a few good businesses or entrepreneurs to work with, and one platform release puts brands back in control of coupon offerings. >>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

End to end tool released to connect brands across platforms

The mobile space allows brands to connect with consumers in myriad ways and across devices. But one problem with the always on-connectivity options are the devices themselves - screen sizes, branded messages and images can be distorted across screens without careful observation. >>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Monetate: Mobile pushing more ecomm traffic

Over the past year, mobile has begun pushing more ecommerce traffic than social media, according to new data out from Monetate. According to the Monetate EQ1 2013 report tablets and smartphones are pushing more than 21% of ecommerce traffic (Q1 2013); last year at this time mobile was pushing just 2% of traffic. >>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Optify launches SMB-focused tool

A new, lightweight tool is launching from Optify today, set up to help smaller businesses utilize the full value of contact and lead information without a clunky interface. From a single dashboard, both sales and marketing teams can use the Optify Contact Manager to obtain client data from known and anonymous visits. >>

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Swirl release turns mobile into shopping companion

Technology continues to make it simpler for shoppers to find the items they want in record time - whether shopping in store or via mobile device. A new resource from Swirl adds another layer to the customer experience for in-store shoppers. >>

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