With smartphone penetration in the US at a little above 61%, and a third of all Americans using tablets one thing is clear: the trend for ecommerce success is its all about mobile.
To keep up with consumers’ expectations and compete with the biggest online brands, it’s more important than ever for merchants to master two key principles: giving consumers what they want, where they want it.
iOS 7 is proving that retailers can no longer afford to ignore the app channel, or publish an app once and then leave it to languish. The app revolution is happening, and it’s sweeping the retail industry along with it, whether individual companies decide to participate or not.
As retailers increasingly look to mobile as a way to generate revenue, fraud threats are impacting merchants to the tune of $283 for every $100 of actual fraud losses through mobile devices.
Adyen sees total mobile growth of 55% year-over-year. Tablets are the preferred device for high value payments. Retail sector sees 36% growth in transaction volume.
According to the State of Retailing Online 2014 survey, 53% of merchants marked mobile efforts as a top priority, identifying responsive design, mobile site optimization, and tablet redesign among key focus areas.
Strange but true fact: The Mobile Marketing Association says more people own a smartphone than a toothbrush. With that in mind, there are more opportunities, obviously, to market to a consumer on their smartphone than on their toothbrush.
Amazon had the highest score in mobile customer satisfaction with mobile with a score of 87, according to the The ForeSee Experience Index 2013 U.S. Retail Edition.
Retailers intuitively know mobile is a game changer, but they don’t always understand best practices or how to implement them. Here are three actions retailers can take to win the mobile consumer beyond the holiday season.
Consumers stress over slow-loading mobile commerce sites – 20% of those surveyed prefer being stuck in a traffic jam to waiting for a site to load. So how do retailers ensure optimal mobile website performance during the most wonderful – and busy – time of the year? Here are six tips.