In Western markets, it’s easy to forget that feature phones still dominate globally, but this is changing fast. Smartphone sales accounted for 40% of total mobile phone sales in 2012, up 47% on last year. The technology behind mobiles and tablets is evolving rapidly, with Android and Apple leading the charge in an increasingly competitive … [Read more…]
Online habits are changing, and while search remains the gateway to the internet, consumers are expecting a lot more than ’10 blue links’. This year, search went social and mobile as consumers used their tablets and mobiles in ever-more sophisticated ways. Google, Bing, Yahoo and Facebook all made major changes to their search tools for … [Read more…]
The convenience of online shopping and retailer’s website functionality are key motivations for the adoption of online grocery shopping by consumers. 20% of the UK internet population visit the leading grocery retailers’ websites each month, with an average of 1.3 million consumers purchasing online.
ASICS has appointed a consortium, led by full service marketing and technology company, Amaze, to deliver a global eCommerce solution following a competitive multi party pitch.
Halfords has appointed ecommerce technology provider Fredhopper to drive customer satisfaction and improve its on-site search function.
Global ecommerce platform Rakuten and owners of Play.com explores the rise of online Christmas shopping in visual form.
Google has snapped up BufferBox, a Canadian firm that operates a network of storage lockers where people can receive deliveries when they’re not home.
US retail e-commerce spending for the first 26 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season, hitting $16.4 bn in online sales, marking a 16-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year.
With December just around the corner, Adam Stewart, Marketing Director, Rakuten’s Play.com offers top tips for retailers looking to sell more online this Christmas.
Cyber Monday 2012 is on track to break spending records this year, with discounts, reviews and gift ideas being primary reasons to switch from the high street to online. This infographic from RadiumOne gives the main statistics of this day, including the most popular places to shop, the devices used to aid shopping and what … [Read more…]