Retailers are spending more on marketing data capture than mobile heading into the 2014 holidays, based on a survey by Edelman Berland for eBay Enterprise.
Smartphones and tablets are the ultimate business tools, the coolest technologies and the biggest distractions any of us have ever seen.
The mobile wallet has been around for the greater part of the 21st century. But Apple’s announcement of Apple Pay for iOS 8 devices has industry experts suddenly abuzz about mobile wallet adoption.
Twitter announced Monday that it is testing a Buy button, which allows tweeters to buy merchandise from retailers via Twitter, without leaving the social media platform.
Mobile is constantly changing and the way consumers view the shopping experience since today people are “wedded” to their devices and are always connected.
But despite the growing percentage of traffic, ecommerce conversion rates remain much lower on mobile devices and tablets, signaling a greater need to focus on an omnichannel user experience for all visitors, regardless of device.
During a keynote panel discussion at the eTail East 2014, attendees were introduced to the acronym “STS” better known as “Straight to Smartphone.” Panelists recognized that mobile is fundamentally different than ecommerce. And while so many shoppers are gravitating to their smartphones, conversions are lower than other channels.
While many major retailers have rolled out both apps and mobile optimized sites, small and mid-sized merchants, particularly those with limited resources, need to more carefully weigh their options. We’ve outlined the most important differences between mobile websites and native apps.
Could Amazon’s Firefly be an experiment? In other words, is Amazon using the Fire Phone to learn more about how to turn the entire world into an Amazon store? UserTesting set out to answer that question. Here’s what they discovered, and what it means for merchants.
What do Gymboree, PetSmart and Spanx.com all have in common? They are three of only a handful of top e-retailers fully optimized to display mobile sites on the new Amazon Fire phone. Here’s what you need to do to conform with Amazon’s new phone.
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