Mobile Commerce ARCHIVE

Twitter Time: Tweets From the Mobile Shopping Forum  Oct 17, 2011 12:34 AM By MCM staff

Multichannel Merchant senior writer Tim Parry tweets from the Mobile Shopping Forum Oct. 17-18 in New York City.

Why Steve Jobs Led the Mobile Commerce Revolution  Oct 10, 2011 11:41 PM By MCM staff

As mobile commerce finally started to make an impact on retail sales last year, merchants pointed to two common reasons that the channel was finally taking off. One reason was the iPhone, the other reason was the iPad.

Tips For Mastering Mobile Commerce  Sep 15, 2011 11:15 PM By Melissa Dowling

Looking to go mobile? Just showing up is a large part of the battle, according to Amy Africa, chief imagination officer of ecommerce consultancy Eight by Eight.

How to Know if Mobile Commerce is Right for You  Sep 03, 2011 12:40 AM By Ian MacDonald

Read any etailing trade publication or talk with any marketing consultant and you will quickly believe that you need a mobile website, yesterday. But not every retailer will benefit from a mobile site. Here is an example of how a mobile-optimized website was awesome at one company and simply not needed at another.

Fahrney’s Pens Elevates Online Experience  Aug 09, 2011 7:53 PM By Tim Parry


Studies Show Search Apps More Popular Than Retail Apps  Jul 26, 2011 4:34 AM By Tim Parry

Usage of mobile apps for mobile search far outweighs mobile app offerings by merchants, according to a pair of studies released in July. A survey by multichannel platform provider CrossView shows that just 12% of large retailers offer mobile apps to their customers. Meanwhile, a study by digital measurement company ComScore shows consumers are big on using mobile apps for local search.

Consumers are Ready for the Year of Mobile  Jul 06, 2011 8:54 PM By Richard H. Levey

In 2008, attendees at Mobile Marketing Association events were told “this is the year of mobile,” according to Alexandre Mars, CEO of Phonevalley and head of mobile for marketing agency Publicis Groupe. They were told the same thing in 2009 and 2010.

Cracking the QR code  Jul 01, 2011 9:30 PM By MCM staff

We were a bit ahead of the curve at Multichannel Merchant when we ran a cover story on QR codes back in October 2008. These funny looking, two-dimensional

Whitepaper: Tablets Leading to Mcommerce Revolution  May 17, 2011 11:07 PM By MCM staff

Tablets are better positioned than smartphones to deliver a positive mobile browse and shop experience, according to a whitepaper released today by The E-tailing Group and sponsored by iPad shopping app developer Coffee Table. Here’s what 996 surveyed consumers told The E-tailing Group’s Lauren Freedman.

Retailers Increasing Mobile And Social Efforts According To Survey  May 03, 2011 9:31 AM By MCM staff

According to the State of Retailing Online, conducted by Forrester Research Inc. for, 91% of retailers currently have a mobile strategy in place or in development (up from 74% a year ago). Additionally, 72% of retailers say they will increase their spending on social networks this year over last year.

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