Mobile Design

2020 Was Chaotic. Make 2021 Constructive.
May 3, 2021 at 3:10 pm

E-commerce saw unprecedented growth in 2020 as consumers relied on retailers’ sites for even the most routine purchases. Many brick-and-mortar stores adapted to the demand for digital and touchless service by offering curbside pickup. Online sales surged over the Q4 holiday season, which was extended due to a rescheduled Amazon Prime Day and earlier-than-usual shopping…

Retailers Need to Be Mobile First for Today’s Shoppers
February 25, 2021 at 4:35 pm

We all know the prevalence and importance of mobile, and how the whole landscape of retail and e-commerce changed with the launch of the smartphone. However, it’s no longer enough to be mobile responsive. With consumers everywhere essentially living on their phones, particularly as shopping in-store has decreased with the pandemic, retailers need to be delivering…

Kiosks Are the Future of Retail: How IT Managers Can Keep Up
May 12, 2020 at 5:45 pm

Our world is becoming increasingly digital, and evidence of this is everywhere: from our ability to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world via our smartphones, to being able to complete an entire grocery store run with just a few clicks. This digitization is spreading across every aspect of life, and for retail businesses, the…

A Q&A With Tamara Pattison, Chief Marketing and Information Officer, BevMo!
July 10, 2019 at 2:25 pm

Tamara Pattison, chief marketing and information officer at BevMo!, a leading alcoholic specialty beverage retailer, recently spoke with Total Retail regarding the company's mobile app strategy as well as its focus on omnichannel. Here's the exclusive interview: Total Retail: Tell us about BevMo!…

Amazon Launches AI-Powered Shopping Feature in App
June 6, 2019 at 5:05 pm launched an artificial intelligence-powered shopping feature in its app called StyleSnap at the re: MARS 2019 conference in Las Vegas yesterday. The tool enables users to upload a photo or screenshot of a particular fashion look they admire from pictures on magazines, websites or social media posts, and then get similar product recommendations from Amazon's apparel…

Learning From the Holiday Season, Part 2
May 18, 2018 at 9:09 am

This is part two of a three-part series. You can read part one here.  Mobile commerce, whether on a dedicated app or a responsive website, has redefined the shopping habits of millions of consumers. As this channel becomes more critical than ever for retailers, Astound Commerce’s Mobile Matters report takes a look at the state…

2018 eTail West: Cloudy With a Chance of Mobile
March 9, 2018 at 11:21 am

Last year at eTail West, it was 85 degrees. Retailers and technology vendors that attended this year’s event were greeted with clouds and temperatures in the 50s, but we made the best of it by enjoying the outdoor parties huddled around fire pits with warm cocktails. As usual, eTail offered great content, fun events and…

Retailers Using Mobile to Make BFFs
October 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Now that we’re well into the second half of the year, many retailers are beginning to formulate their marketing plans for 2018. In particular, I’ve observed two approaches take shape that I think retailers can immediately act on that will have a major impact in retail marketing next year. First, in a time of stagnating app usage, it’s critical that retailers implement more of a cross-channel mobile marketing approach to engage customers. Second, the ability to use big data to improve customer experiences is finally close to becoming reality. However, brands must achieve the right balance in what data they request from customers and the enriched experiences they offer in return.

Best Buy, Home Depot, Target Top Mobile CX Index
August 7, 2017 at 10:09 am

As consumers spend more time shopping on smartphones, their expectations for mobile experiences have soared. With mobile interactions influencing $1.05 trillion in offline sales in 2016, the successful retailers of 2017 will be those that offer consumers mobile sites with a frictionless path to purchase that also integrates into omnichannel shopping experiences. Which omnichannel retailers…

How to Get Your Mobile Site Ready for Holiday Shopping
June 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Mobile traffic surpassed desktop in 2015, and now mobile commerce revenue is poised to overtake desktop. The 2017 holiday season could be big for online retailers … if their mobile commerce site is up to scratch. If not, don’t fret — you still have time to adjust. A recent comScore report found that 65 percent…