A Team-First Approach to Smart Retail Holiday Planning

| Bart Mroz

With the holiday season accounting for so much of a retailer’s annual sales, as much as 30% to 40%, achieving the highest possible holiday ROI is crucial. Here is what you need to know when it comes to planning your holiday strategy.

Shopping App Marketers: Black Friday Success Starts Now

| Dale Carr

If last year’s data on shopping app spending was any indication of what’s coming this fall, Thanksgiving and Black Friday are poised to be the biggest mobile shopping days of the year in the U.S. Here is what retailers can expect from mobile commerce this holiday season.

Target Ups Its App Game with Cartwheel Integration

| Daniela Forte

Target is making some major moves in its mobile channel, integrating its Cartwheel loyalty technology with its mobile app to show customers nearby deals and offer up coupons to improve the shopping experience. Here is how this could be a game-changer for Target and the mobile experience.

Destination XL Group Launches Mobile App

| Daniela Forte

Joining a long line of companies catering to their growing base of smartphone customers, big and tall men’s apparel retailer Destination XL Group has launched its first mobile app. Here are some of the features in the new mobile app that the company is using to further provide an enriched customer experience.

Vantiv Acquires Rival Worldpay for $9.94 Billion

| Mike O'Brien

In yet another mega merger in the retail sector, U.S.-based credit card processing firm Vantiv is acquiring UK-based payments technology firm Worldpay in a deal worth $9.94 billion, after J.P. Morgan withdrew its interest in Worldpay. The move give Vantiv greater access to the lucrative European ecommerce and digital payments market.

Growth in Cross-Border, Mobile Cited in Ecommerce Report

| Mike O'Brien

Nearly half of U.S. consumers made a cross-border purchase last year, according to the 2017 Pulse of the Online Shopper report from UPS and comScore, up 4% from the prior year, indicating a growing interest in overseas goods. See what other results the report found, including findings on omnichannel habits and mobile commerce.

4 Tips to Meet Shoppers’ Expectations Via Mobile

| Matt Strozak

Mobile shopping continues to be on the rise. So it comes as no surprise that brands and retailers continue to invest more and more into this shopping channel. Here are four tips to meet your customer’s mobile shopping expectations.