Google Checkout to Retire In November

| Daniela Forte

Google announced this week it would be retiring its Google Checkout in November of this year as the company transitions to Google Wallet, a platform enabling merchants to meet the demands of a multi-screen world where consumers shop in-store, at their desks and on their mobile devices, according to blog post by Google.

More Luxury Shoppers Use Mobile, But Are Harder to Please

| MCM staff

Luxury shoppers are more likely to use mobile channels when shopping but are slightly less satisfied with ecommerce overall, according to the recently released Luxury E-Retail Satisfaction Index by customer experience analytics firm ForeSee.

2012 Holiday Shopping Payment Preferences Unwrapped

| MCM staff

Litle & Co., a payment processing company for consumer-direct brands, today released the results of an independent consumer survey to determine payments trends this holiday shopping season. The research found that while 60% of respondents owned a tablet or smartphone, only one in four have shopped via their mobile devices. Of those who do, the bullseye price point is $20-$100 which accounted for 63% of those purchases.