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  • A retailer in India uses tablets to expand its store footprint

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    A retailer in India uses tablets to expand its store footprint

    Big Bazaar Direct already is one of India’s largest retailers. But it wants to be bigger, and rather than open more bricks-and-mortar stores, it’s arming small Indian merchants with tablets pre-loaded with a special Big Bazaar app that enables shopkeepers to place online orders on behalf of their customers, most of whom do not have Internet access.

    Posted 04/17/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    Big Bazaar Direct already is one of India’s largest retailers. But it wants to be bigger, and rather than open more bricks-and-mortar stores, it’s arming small Indian merchants with tablets pre-loaded with a special Big Bazaar app that enables shopkeepers to place online orders on behalf of…

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  • On smartphones, more older folks make purchases than youngsters

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    On smartphones, more older folks make purchases than youngsters

    And here you thought Millennials were the craziest about mobile. 61% of smartphone users made a purchase on their device in the last six months—36% of smartphone users ages 45-54 bought goods on their devices while only 15% of smartphone users ages 18-24 did the same, RadiumOne finds. One-third of smartphone owners use their phones 40 or more times a day.

    Posted 04/17/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    And here you thought Millennials were the craziest about mobile. 61% of smartphone users made a purchase on their device in the last six months—36% of smartphone users ages 45-54 bought goods on their devices while only 15% of smartphone users ages 18-24 did the same, RadiumOne finds. One-third…

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  • Mobile commerce sales are up 101% in Q1 for 350 retailers

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    Mobile commerce sales are up 101% in Q1 for 350 retailers

    Sales from mobile devices increased 101% in the first quarter compared to the same quarter last year for more than 350 retailer clients of mobile commerce vendor Unbound Commerce. The number of transactions increased 82% and the average ticket grew 29%.

    Posted 04/15/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    Sales from mobile devices increased 101% in the first quarter compared to the same quarter last year for more than 350 retailer clients of mobile commerce vendor Unbound Commerce. The number of transactions increased 82% and the average ticket grew 29%.

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  • A new mobile messaging app combines communication with commerce

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    A new mobile messaging app combines communication with commerce

    In addition to enabling users to communicate for free (and in secret code) via instant messages, the Cyfr app targets users with deals based on keywords in their chats and their GPS locations. But watch out: That message might self-destruct in 5…4…3…

    Posted 04/15/2014Amy DustoPost a comment

    In addition to enabling users to communicate for free (and in secret code) via instant messages, the Cyfr app targets users with deals based on keywords in their chats and their GPS locations. But watch out: That message might self-destruct in 5…4…3…
  • Game of phones: Will Amazon.com join the smartphone battle?

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    Game of phones: Will Amazon.com join the smartphone battle?

    The e-retailer owns about 10% of the tablet market with its Kindle Fire, and it just debuted its Amazon Fire TV set-top box for video streaming. Is a smartphone Amazon's next hardware foray? Mobile industry observers say it's a "highly credible rumor," and add that an Amazon-branded smartphone could potentially increase Amazon's mobile commerce sales.

    Posted 04/14/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    The e-retailer owns about 10% of the tablet market with its Kindle Fire, and it just debuted its Amazon Fire TV set-top box for video streaming. Is a smartphone Amazon's next hardware foray? Mobile industry observers say it's a "highly credible rumor," and add that an Amazon-branded smartphone…

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  • Forget Tax Day, April 15 is Google Glass Day

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    Forget Tax Day, April 15 is Google Glass Day

    Getting a $1,500 tax refund and don't know how to spend it? You're in luck. Google will sell its much-ballyhooed smartglasses, dubbed Google Glass, to the general public for the first time one day only: April 15. There already are mobile commerce apps for the wearable device.

    Posted 04/11/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    Getting a $1,500 tax refund and don't know how to spend it? You're in luck. Google will sell its much-ballyhooed smartglasses, dubbed Google Glass, to the general public for the first time one day only: April 15. There already are mobile commerce apps for the wearable device.
  • The rise of 'the multi-platform majority'

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    The rise of 'the multi-platform majority'

    56% of U.S. Internet users use both desktops and mobile devices to access digital content online, including e-retail sites and apps, comScore finds. A hefty majority of time spent online occurs on smartphones and tablets, a sea change from just three years ago.

    Posted 04/10/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    56% of U.S. Internet users use both desktops and mobile devices to access digital content online, including e-retail sites and apps, comScore finds. A hefty majority of time spent online occurs on smartphones and tablets, a sea change from just three years ago.

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  • Spreadshirt invests 3 million euros in mobile commerce

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    Spreadshirt invests 3 million euros in mobile commerce

    The Germany-based retailer of custom T-shirts and other items says although just 20% of its traffic comes from mobile now, it expects 100% of sales to involve mobile somehow within a few years. In preparation, it’s updating its web site with mobile-centric features.

    Posted 04/10/2014Amy DustoPost a comment

    The Germany-based retailer of custom T-shirts and other items says although just 20% of its traffic comes from mobile now, it expects 100% of sales to involve mobile somehow within a few years. In preparation, it’s updating its web site with mobile-centric features.

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  • Smartphone traffic is up 43% while desktop traffic is down 21%

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    Smartphone traffic is up 43% while desktop traffic is down 21%

    Comparing online commerce activity at 18 retailer clients of m-commerce platform provider Branding Brand between March 2013 and March 2014, smartphone visits are up 101%, orders placed on smartphones up 130%, and sales stemming from smartphones up 168%. And Branding Brand has launched a new m-commerce site for web-only retailer Vitacost.com.

    Posted 04/08/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    Comparing online commerce activity at 18 retailer clients of m-commerce platform provider Branding Brand between March 2013 and March 2014, smartphone visits are up 101%, orders placed on smartphones up 130%, and sales stemming from smartphones up 168%. And Branding Brand has launched a new m…

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  • Toolfetch.com keeps things light and fast for perfect performance

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    Toolfetch.com keeps things light and fast for perfect performance

    "Toolfetch does everything right for maximum mobile performance,” Keynote says. Also, the mobile commerce web site home pages of the top three retailers on the weekly 30-retailer Keynote Mobile Commerce Performance Index all loaded correctly 100% of the time, a rare feat, Keynote says.

    Posted 04/08/2014Katie EvansPost a comment

    "Toolfetch does everything right for maximum mobile performance,” Keynote says. Also, the mobile commerce web site home pages of the top three retailers on the weekly 30-retailer Keynote Mobile Commerce Performance Index all loaded correctly 100% of the time, a rare feat, Keynote says.

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