Mobile Commerce

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…

Ibotta Releases First-Ever Mobile Commerce Report
January 2, 2019 at 9:54 am

Ibotta, the starting point for rewarded shopping on mobile, recently released its 2018 Mobile Commerce Report. This first-ever resource from the popular shopping app highlights key trends on how and when consumers engage in mobile shopping as well as what smart retailers can do to strengthen their mobile commerce strategies to reach new audiences in the years ahead.

Mobile Apps Are Changing the Retail Customer Experience
December 21, 2018 at 1:12 pm

As online retailers continue to put a dent into the profits of traditional brick-and-mortar stores, it’s important for them to understand that there are inherent weaknesses in what online retailers can offer when it comes to customer experience. The most obvious difference is that using online retail sites robs the customer of the ability to…

Mobile Rising: Retailers’ Cautious Optimism and Trepidation for Mobile Commerce
December 19, 2018 at 9:42 am

Perhaps no other industry has been impacted more by the rise of e-commerce, digitization and the disruptive power of mobile than retail. Studies from Nielsen, Deloitte and others have focused on the shift in the balance of power between retailers and consumers, but few have delved into how these disruptive forces are perceived by the retail…

November Retail Sales Show Strong Start to Holiday Season
December 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm

November retail sales were up 0.7 percent seasonally adjusted from October and increased 5 percent unadjusted year-over-year, completing the first half of the holiday shopping season with spending on track to easily meet the National Retail Federation’s forecast, NRF said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. NRF’s forecast predicts that holiday retail sales…

3 Ways to Maximize Mobile In-Store This Holiday Season
December 11, 2018 at 10:32 am

According to Gartner, nearly 85 percent of holiday shopping last year took place in brick-and-mortar stores. One key advantage of a brick-and-mortar store is the ability for shoppers to physically interact with and test products prior to purchase, while also being able to leave the store immediately with merchandise. However, during the holidays, increased foot…