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A mobile-first ecommerce strategy is key to beating retail’s overall slowdown, says Tryzens 

Retail sales are slowing, with 60% of sales coming from smartphones, according to eMarketer and the latest statistics from IMRG Capgemini pointing to eCommerce sales via smartphones growing by almost half year-on-year in May 2017 – betting on mobile first seems like the ‘strong and stable’ thing to do in our uncertain world. (more…)

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June 23rd, 2017|

GUEST OPINION 7 ways that Progressive Web Apps are disrupting digital strategies

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are set to take off in a big way, and are an ideal solution for organisations wanting a better performance from their incumbent traditional apps, according to Will Morris, a digital strategy expert at Alchemy Digital Following the lead of many big brands already getting in (more…)

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June 23rd, 2017|

Last minute mobile shopping leading to boom in demand for same day delivery

According to data compiled by Clouder.co.uk, the rise in mobile shopping is leading to a nation of last minute shoppers – and this in turn is driving changes in how shoppers look at logistics, with many more wanting same day delivery. The research conducted by Clouder.co.uk has revealed that the UK (more…)

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June 21st, 2017|

Shoppers won over by more AI bots in customer service but organisations need to move more carefully on AI plans, says new research data

In a major international survey of Western consumer attitudes towards artificial intelligence (AI), when asked if they would be more open to using more AI if it helped save time or money, a healthy majority (60%) of British consumers agreed. The survey suggests British consumers could be comfortable with a company using (more…)

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June 20th, 2017|

Shoppers can access more information than 70% of retail staff, damaging loyalty to stores, study finds

With the recent news that Amazon is to buy Whole Foods – which could potentially change the grocery landscape and the way consumers shop thanks to Amazon’s innovative and technology friendly approach – retailers are going to be feeling the pressure even more so to get their in-store technology and (more…)

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June 20th, 2017|

Worldpay launches entirely downloadable card terminal for smartphones

Payment provider Worldpay has launched an extended-trial of a software-only card payment mPOS system that should turn any smartphone into a card terminal. My Business Mobile will allow businesses to download an app and accept face-to-face contactless card transactions on their smartphone without the need for any additional payments hardware. (more…)

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June 20th, 2017|

Nearly 60% of digital buyers will purchase via smartphone this year, study finds



Using smartphones to shop for and buy goods and services has become commonplace in the UK. According to eMarketer’s latest UK retail ecommerce forecast, 58.6% of the country’s digital buyers ages 14 and older—25.17 million people—will make ecommerce purchases (excluding travel and event tickets) via smartphone this year. In 2017, (more…)

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June 19th, 2017|

UK Shoppers queue-up to complain about shopping – online and in-store

It has been said that even if he is alone, an Englishman forms an orderly queue: now research from payments provider Adyen reveals the evolving – and often confusing – relationship the British public have with retail, both online and in-store. Whether it’s our baffling bond with queues, our beloved (more…)

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June 19th, 2017|

Amazon locks together the future of grocery commerce with Whole Foods buy

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods not only gives Amazon a food supplier to feed, if you’ll pardon the pun, its online grocery delivery business, but it could also be the keystone that locks together all elements of its retail strategy – Amazon Fresh, Go Stores, Alexa Home Device. Fresh foods – (more…)

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June 16th, 2017|

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