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  • A major new phenomenon in e-retail: Customers who only use mobile

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    A major new phenomenon in e-retail: Customers who only use mobile

    About one-third of online shoppers at the top 10 retailers as measured by monthly unique visitors only shop on mobile devices, absolutely no desktop involved, comScore finds. This places even more pressure on merchants to build m-commerce sites and apps, and make sure those mobile destinations have everything a customer expects from a desktop site, a comScore analyst says.

    Posted 02/03/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    About one-third of online shoppers at the top 10 retailers as measured by monthly unique visitors only shop on mobile devices, absolutely no desktop involved, comScore finds. This places even more pressure on merchants to build m-commerce sites and apps, and make sure those mobile destinations have…

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  • A social/local/mobile shopping destination takes on Amazon.com

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    A social/local/mobile shopping destination takes on Amazon.com

    Recognizing that the decline of local retail is accelerating the decline in newspaper ads, newspaper publishers take to the web to promote local stores. “Amazon is destroying the local retail business and the newspaper business—without local retail there won’t be any newspapers left,” says the head of the new venture.

    Posted 04/15/2013Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    Recognizing that the decline of local retail is accelerating the decline in newspaper ads, newspaper publishers take to the web to promote local stores. “Amazon is destroying the local retail business and the newspaper business—without local retail there won’t be any newspapers left,” says…

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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…
  • 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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