Mobile Commerce

NRF: Retail Sales to Increase Up to 4.4% in 2019
February 5, 2019 at 3:24 pm

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is calling for retail sales, excluding automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, to climb between 3.8 and 4.4 percent this year, amounting to as much as $3.84 trillion. That would be less than growth of 4.6 percent in 2018, which the NRF says is its preliminary estimate for retail sales last…

Best Retail Tips of 2018 to Drive Improved Performance This Year
February 1, 2019 at 9:10 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Joe Keenan shares a few of his favorite tips from Total Retail’s recently released report, 50 Best Retail Tips of 2018. This annual report highlights the best tips over the course of the past year, and provides a blueprint for how retailers and brands can leverage those insights to…

Button 2019 Mobile Commerce Report: Holiday Analysis
January 31, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Through an analysis of millions of transactions completed during the holiday season from Nov. 1, 2018 to Jan. 6, 2019, this report will provide you with insights into holiday season traffic and spending; need-to-know information about consumer app vs. mobile web purchasing preferences; and user behavior, including peak and off-peak spending times throughout the holiday season.

Starbucks Rolls Out Delivery Service for Coffee Drinkers
January 24, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Starbucks announced this week that it's expanding its delivery service, with plans to offer it at nearly one-quarter of its U.S. shops. The delivery service, Starbucks Delivers, powered by Uber Eats, is currently available in San Francisco, but will expand to stores in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles in coming…

Forecasting 2019: 10 Trends in Retail and E-Commerce
January 17, 2019 at 1:01 pm

Retail and e-commerce change rapidly based on consumers shifting behaviors. Merchants must find new ways to sell their products. Here are 10 trends that figure to impact the online retail industry in 2019 and beyond: 1. Changing Attitudes Towards Traditional Advertising The cost of advertising is increasing manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) by an estimated…

How a Mobile App, Push Notifications Help City Gear Retain Customers
January 14, 2019 at 8:08 am

In episode 178 of Total Retail Talks, Chris Brigham, director of omnichannel, and Michael Wheeler, omnichannel sales analyst, both of City Gear, discuss the urban footwear and apparel retailer's use of its mobile app to generate customer loyalty. In addition, Brigham and Wheeler share how City Gear's use of mobile push notifications has helped to drive…

5 Ways to Update Your E-Commerce Site in the New Year
January 7, 2019 at 12:04 pm

The New Year is a perfect time to give your e-commerce site the refresh that it needs. With the holiday season behind us, it’s time to prep for the year ahead, and an important part of that is getting your website up-to-date. Not only do you likely need to update products or service offerings, but…