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.
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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.
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?
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 →
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.
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!).
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.
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’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.
The point-of-sale has long been a battleground for retailers. Retailers want control over the payment process, but card networks and banks call the shots.