Is Amazon Attacking Apple on Eve of iPhone 6 Event?

| Tim Parry

Is Amazon taking on Apple on the eve of the iPhone 6 launch? Amazon announced this morning that it has dropped the price of its Amazon Fire Phone to 99 cents with a two-year contract.

Build.com Launches a New Augmented Reality Experience

| MCM staff

Build.com, an online-only home improvement retailer, launched a new augmented reality (AR) in-app experience,”In-Home Preview,” leveraging Apple’s new ARKit development platform. Here are some of the features of the new experience and how it will change the shopper’s experience.

Smart Mobile Shopping Starts With User Experience

| Sam Cinquegrani

Smartphone operating systems have had the capability of promoting mobile commerce through such technologies as Google Wallet, Apple Pay and iBeacon, which have been around for years. Yet very little has been done to improve mobile commerce. Does it have to do with the limitations of the smartphone, and the lack of acceptable user experience?

MCM Ecommerce and Marketing 1-26-16

| Chris Intili

Multichannel Merchant STRATEGIES & TACTICS FOR THE B2B & B2C MERCHANT week of 1/26/2016 Here’s How B2B Ecommerce will Change in 2016 Mark Johnson, CEO of Four51, believes this year … Continue Reading →

Scot Wingo: Technology Drove Mobile Commerce Growth

| Tim Parry

You can thank the iPhone and its bigger screens, in part, for the growth of mobile commerce in the 2015 holiday season. But, the iPhone 6 and the 6+ were only part of the mobile commerce growth story, said ChannelAdvisor Executive Chairman Scot Wingo during a break at NRF Big Show 2016.

Retail Trends 2016: Death Knell for Brick and Mortar, While Mobile Takes Off

| Peter Sheldon

With 2016 upon us, it’s a good time to look ahead a four key retail trends gathering momentum in the new year, what drastic changes the industry will see and what cool new technologies shoppers will be able to take advantage of at scale (keep reading, we won’t mention drones!).

Retail Payment Trends: What to Expect in 2016

| André Malinowski

The payments landscape is changing fast –and much of this fast-paced change is being driven by today’s digitally empowered consumers, whose expectations have been transformed by the smartphone and the services these supply. Which means that more than ever before, consumers expect payments to be fast, convenient and hassle-free.

Evolving Retail Trends to Watch in 2016

| Dax Dasilva

2015 has come and (nearly) gone, and for the retail industry, it has been a year of big change. From a variety of new payments options and requirements to new ways to sell online, there are a number of trends propelling the industry forward. Here are Dax Dasilva’s predictions for which retail trends will bubble to the top in 2016, and how winning retailers will react.

Wayfair.com Mobile App Surpasses 2 Million Downloads

| MCM Staff

Wayfair’s mobile shopping activity points to an upward trend in mobile traffic with the majority of traffic to Wayfair occurring on phones and tablets. Phone traffic has been sharply on the rise throughout 2015 as consumers have been switching from PCs and tablets to the phone.