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  • Mobile commerce is critical to Internet retailing’s future

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    Mobile commerce is critical to Internet retailing’s future

    U.S. m-commerce sales on tablets are soaring while the influence of smartphones on purchases grows, new data from research firm eMarketer show. By 2018, purchases on tablets and mobile phones will account for 27% of all online sales, or $133 billion.

    Posted 04/21/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    U.S. m-commerce sales on tablets are soaring while the influence of smartphones on purchases grows, new data from research firm eMarketer show. By 2018, purchases on tablets and mobile phones will account for 27% of all online sales, or $133 billion.
  • A retailer in India uses tablets to expand its store footprint

    / Mobile Commerce

    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

    / Mobile Commerce

    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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