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  • eBags picks up valuable tips from a mobile dating app

    / Mobile Commerce

    eBags picks up valuable tips from a mobile dating app

    Taking a cue from the Tinder app, eBags developers have debuted a fun tool for women on mobile devices to sort through handbags as quickly as they’d sort through men, leading to a whopping 10% mobile conversion rate, according to an Internet Retailer exclusive.

    Posted 08/07/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    Taking a cue from the Tinder app, eBags developers have debuted a fun tool for women on mobile devices to sort through handbags as quickly as they’d sort through men, leading to a whopping 10% mobile conversion rate, according to an Internet Retailer exclusive.

    Related Content:Bill Siwicki | Ebags

  • A vendor debuts a mobile-first content management system

    / Mobile Commerce

    A vendor debuts a mobile-first content management system

    Raw Engineering developed the technology on top of its built.io mobile platform so clients can manage content across any device—from big desktops to tiny smartwatches—from one simple interface.

    Posted 07/16/2014Amy DustoPost a comment

    Raw Engineering developed the technology on top of its built.io mobile platform so clients can manage content across any device—from big desktops to tiny smartwatches—from one simple interface.
  • When a mobile site beats a responsive design site

    / Mobile Commerce

    When a mobile site beats a responsive design site

    Web-only retailer BeddingStyle.com has unveiled an m-commerce site for smartphones, built with m-commerce platform provider Unbound Commerce. The merchant’s site manager says going with a standalone mobile site was much quicker and more cost-effective than building a responsive design site. And the merchant did not need a tablet site, he adds.

    Posted 04/30/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    Web-only retailer BeddingStyle.com has unveiled an m-commerce site for smartphones, built with m-commerce platform provider Unbound Commerce. The merchant’s site manager says going with a standalone mobile site was much quicker and more cost-effective than building a responsive design site. And…

    Related Content:Bill Siwicki

  • Here’s a site design pitch: Bubbles for nomads

    / Mobile Commerce

    Here’s a site design pitch: Bubbles for nomads

    Don’t laugh: It yielded a 300% increase in the mobile conversion rate at AeroLife.com, which chose to launch a responsive design site in November 2013 to better serve the 28% of visitors on smartphones and tablets. The slick, attractive site encases page elements in bubbles that float up and down the page, a design as unique as the product it sells: air-based nutrition.

    Posted 03/31/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    Don’t laugh: It yielded a 300% increase in the mobile conversion rate at AeroLife.com, which chose to launch a responsive design site in November 2013 to better serve the 28% of visitors on smartphones and tablets. The slick, attractive site encases page elements in bubbles that float up and down…

    Related Content:Responsive Design

  • Tablet sites must be easy to use, but as functional as desktop sites

    / Mobile Commerce

    Tablet sites must be easy to use, but as functional as desktop sites

    Regardless of whether a retailer creates a tablet-specific site or a responsive design site that serves all devices, including tablets, the site on tablets should offer the same features and functions as the site on desktops, a new Usablenet report finds.

    Posted 03/18/2014Madeline C. AndrePost a comment

    Regardless of whether a retailer creates a tablet-specific site or a responsive design site that serves all devices, including tablets, the site on tablets should offer the same features and functions as the site on desktops, a new Usablenet report finds.

    Related Content:Responsive Design | Tablet Optimization | Survey

  • Web design and mobile commerce combine in a new Internet Retailer event

    / Mobile Commerce

    Web design and mobile commerce combine in a new Internet Retailer event

    IRCE Focus: Web Design + Mobile Commerce takes place next week in Orlando.

    Posted 02/05/2014Thad RueterPost a comment

    IRCE Focus: Web Design + Mobile Commerce takes place next week in Orlando.

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  • QVC, the fifth largest merchant in web retailing, launches responsive design

    / Mobile Commerce

    QVC, the fifth largest merchant in web retailing, launches responsive design

    That’s a big vote of confidence for a design technique only a couple years old in retail. QVC dropped its standalone m-commerce site for smartphones and is taking a step-by-step approach, starting with checkout, to transforming its existing desktop site into a single responsive site that renders content to fit the screens of desktops, tablets, smartphones and devices yet to come.

    Posted 01/30/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    That’s a big vote of confidence for a design technique only a couple years old in retail. QVC dropped its standalone m-commerce site for smartphones and is taking a step-by-step approach, starting with checkout, to transforming its existing desktop site into a single responsive site that renders…

    Related Content:Qvc | Responsive Design

  • GameStop chooses razzle-dazzle over speed

    / Mobile Commerce

    GameStop chooses razzle-dazzle over speed

    The chain retailer's corpulent m-commerce site home page is filled with features and looks great, but takes more than 13 seconds to load, far too long for restive smartphone shoppers, Keynote says. Sears' mobile home page loads in less than three seconds.

    Posted 01/30/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    The chain retailer's corpulent m-commerce site home page is filled with features and looks great, but takes more than 13 seconds to load, far too long for restive smartphone shoppers, Keynote says. Sears' mobile home page loads in less than three seconds.

    Related Content:Keynote | Gamestop

  • Praise and pans for the top e-retail sites

    / Marketing

    Praise and pans for the top e-retail sites

    In its newly published 2014 Guide to E-Commerce Site Design & Usability, Internet Retailer enlists top designers to critique the e-commerce and m-commerce sites of the biggest and most promising e-retailers.

    Posted 01/22/2014Mark BrohanPost a comment

    In its newly published 2014 Guide to E-Commerce Site Design & Usability, Internet Retailer enlists top designers to critique the e-commerce and m-commerce sites of the biggest and most promising e-retailers.

    Related Content:Retail

  • A little heavy on the promotions maybe?

    / Mobile Commerce

    A little heavy on the promotions maybe?

    Mobile performance expert Keynote says mobile pages should weigh around 100 kilobytes for speedy page loads. Dell’s m-commerce site home page weighs 111 kilobytes. Oh, and 200 more kilobytes for promotional banners. Whoops.

    Posted 12/19/2013Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    Mobile performance expert Keynote says mobile pages should weigh around 100 kilobytes for speedy page loads. Dell’s m-commerce site home page weighs 111 kilobytes. Oh, and 200 more kilobytes for promotional banners. Whoops.

    Related Content:Keynote

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