Mobile Commerce

eBay Provides Brick-and-Mortar Information on Mobile App
December 9, 2010

Shoppers who use eBay's RedLaser barcode-scanning application on their mobile devices can immediately find out through a single scan which nearby retailers currently have items in stock and who has the best local price. eBay added the local shopping results to RedLaser from Milo, which it recently acquired.

Amazon's New App Equipped With Voice Search, Price Check
November 24, 2010

Price Check by Amazon lets users simply speak the name of any product when they are shopping to receive instant prices for that item on Amazon.com. Customers can also use the app to scan a barcode, snap a picture or type a product name to return product matches and pricing from Amazon.com and its other online merchants.

Catalogs.com Launches iPad App
October 21, 2010

Premier shopping website Catalogs.com is extending its leading library of retail catalogs to the tablet device that is redefining the way we interact with content – the Apple iPad.

The Best of Both Worlds
October 1, 2010

Combining the best features of online shopping with the in-store experience, mobile shopping platform provider AisleBuyer has launched the first-ever virtual assistant and mobile self-checkout system.

Mobile to Influence In-Store Shopping This Holiday Season, Survey Finds
September 27, 2010

Online activity will influence in-store shopping this holiday season, as social networks and mobile applications are playing a more prominent role in the shopping process. As such, retailers should seek to deliver tightly-integrated and consistent merchandise, inventory and promotional messages to customers moving between Web-based and physical storefronts, a Deloitte study suggests.

Segment of Mobile Users Prefer to Shop Via Mobile Only
September 24, 2010

A new study by mobile ad network Millennial Media and comScore suggests that a small segment of mobile consumers prefer to shop via mobile rather than other ways. Among the 8 percent of wireless subscribers who are mobile retail users, 27 percent said they had purchased or browsed retail items only through their handsets in the last 30 days as opposed to online or in brick-and-mortar stores.