Retail Mobile App Experiences: New Best Practice Series

Forrester eCommerce

Mobile is the dominant digital touchpoint in retail and mobile apps play critical role – consumers who down load a retailer’s app are likely to be more loyal, but that does not mean they wont uninstall the app if it does not meet their expectations!

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Introducing The Consumer Tech Stack For Europe

Forrester eCommerce

In the past few months, my colleague James McQuivey has written several blogs about the exciting times we live in. In these posts he focuses on how technology is fundamentally changing the way we interact with the world around us and how that change is grounded in evolution.

The Future Of Mobility Is Data, Not Cars

Forrester eCommerce

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Four Forces Drive The Consumer’s Tech Stack

Forrester eCommerce

Today I’m on stage in New York speaking to hundreds of marketing executives at our Consumer Marketing Forum 2018. See the report here: The Consumer Tech Stack. B2C ecommerce B2C marketing benchmarks business technology (BT) consumer mobile activities consumer mobile adoption consumer mobile devices consumer mobility consumer segmentation customer data customer emotion customer insights data insights ecommerce marketing technology technology adoption data

Mobile In-Store Retail Delivers Service, Efficiency and Convenience

Forrester eCommerce

In-Store Mobile Delivers Service, Efficiency, and Convenience. Customer service through associate-assisted mobile scanning and checkout. Operational efficiency through associate mobility. Customer convenience through self-service mobile checkout.

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The Realities of Rural 5G Deployment in the US

Forrester eCommerce

Early last week, Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced his approval of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. This will result in a third mega-carrier in the US mobile wireless market, which is a good move for consumers like you and me.

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Mobile Commerce Accounts for More Than 31% of Total Sales [2017 Data]

BigCommerce

Earlier in 2017, Brandon Chatham from NatoMounts told me he was seeing 80% of his site traffic coming in from mobile. With industry average conversion rates on desktop sitting at 2% –– that’s not just a good mobile conversion rate. It’s a mobile conversion rate nearly unheard of.

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Retailers Need To Embrace Mobile Apps To Connect With Millennial Consumers

Retail TouchPoints

The challenge that retailers are facing in reaching Millennial consumers is integrating the physical shopping experience and the digital shopping experience in meaningful ways. When Millennial consumers go shopping, they do so armed with mobile devices.

What Defines A ‘Connected Consumer’ In 2019?

Retail TouchPoints

Last week, Retail TouchPoints broadcast its 2019 Connected Consumer Webcast Series , with retailers and solution providers alike sharing success stories and tips for providing a smooth experience across all channels. CCS19 connected consumer Editor Q&A

2018 Retail Best Practices Extended: Mobile Web

Forrester eCommerce

Consumers can choose between a variety of touchpoints; but when it comes to mobile, loyal customers will download your app, but everyone else will be left with the mobile browser. Mobile is becoming a dominant digital touchpoint for retail, influencing online sales and purchase decisions in-store.

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2018 Mobile And New Technology Priorities For Marketers

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester just released a new report on mobile and new technology priorities for marketers, based on our latest global mobile executive survey. We found out that marketers: Fail to deliver on foundational mobile experiences.

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3 Keys For A Killer Mobile Experience

Retail TouchPoints

After years of small yet steady growth, mobile commerce has officially reached a tipping point. For the first time, shoppers went to their mobile device more than their laptops to browse and buy, according to Rob Garf, VP of Industry Strategy and Insights at Salesforce.

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How Do Retailers Jumpstart A Mobile Makeover?

Retail TouchPoints

The RTP team shares their takes on various chapters in the book — including those focused on loyalty, associates, the store, technology and consumers — to see how Schambach’s ideas relate to a number of current retail trends.

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Forrester Retail Wave: European Retailers Are Raising The Bar For Mobile App Experiences

Forrester eCommerce

This year we evaluated the functionality and usability of six European retailer’s mobile apps. consumer mobile activities customer experience online retail retail user experience digital retail functionality mobileMy colleague Alex Causey and I have now finished the second European Retail Wave.

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European Banks Are Redoubling Their Mobile Banking Efforts in 2019 – Just Not All At The Same Speed

Forrester eCommerce

Banks across Europe are all working hard to build the killer mobile banking app. They aim to keep pace with their customers’ needs and rising expectations as consumers’ appetite for banking on the go shows no signs of abating.

Enterprise Meets Consumer Security: Exploring Approaches To Protect Employees At Home

Forrester eCommerce

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Direct-To-Consumer Brands: How To Successfully Break Into Brick-And-Mortar

Retail TouchPoints

By Jamie Crespi, Blis Direct-to-consumer brands have been wildly successful the last few years — look at makeup and skincare company Glossier, which was just valued at $1.2 Omnichannel is crucial for brands in 2019 because consumers aren’t shopping through one specific channel.

Embracing mobile commerce: 6 ways to optimize

GetElastic

It’s projected that by 2021, mobile will account for 54% of total ecommerce sales. Mobile commerce has enhanced the shopping experience for consumers worldwide by making online transactions quick, convenient and smooth. Why optimize for mobile commerce?

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Get Shoppers to Stop Browsing and Buy on Mobile

Zaius

On Cyber Monday this year , mobile shopping very nearly surpassed desktop shopping. Mobile traffic set a new record at 47.4% This means that while mobile shopping and browsing rates were impressive compared to previous years, mobile buying still lags behind.

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Convince Shoppers Not to Just Browse, But Buy on Mobile

Zaius

On Cyber Monday this year , mobile shopping very nearly surpassed desktop shopping. Mobile traffic set a new record at 47.4% This means that while mobile shopping and browsing rates were impressive compared to previous years, mobile buying still lags behind.

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7 Things to Tune TODAY to Prepare Your Mobile Experience for Holiday ’19

GetElastic

2018 was unequivocally the “year of mobile holiday shopping.”. 51% of traffic came through mobile, driving 31% of revenue, up 55% YOY. 48% of orders were processed through mobile, up 19% YOY. Mobile drove 68% of traffic and 54% of orders on Thanksgiving, up 15% YOY.

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With 1 in 4 Online Dollars Spent on Mobile, Ecommerce Mobile SEO is More Important [& Intricate] Than Ever

BigCommerce

By the time you read this, everything we’ve learned about mobile SEO could be wrong. This is because the existing paradigm is based on a desktop-first world, and Google is about to catapult us into a mobile-first world with a major update on how they crawl, render and rank the web.

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Using Mobile Push to Better Engage Customers on Your App

Zaius

Especially during early stages of purchasing intent and consideration, customers are more often found using mobile devices than desktop – so much so that Marketingland reported that mobile now represents 65% of digital media time, with desktop becoming a “secondary touchpoint. ”

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5 Ways To Amplify Your Brand’s Mobile Influence

Retail TouchPoints

But despite mobile’s meteoric growth as a sales catalyst, the actual number of transactions completed on mobile devices remains low: $60.2 But some people are asking whether mobile has betrayed its promise as the newest and most promising channel.”

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How to Take Your Brand Direct to Consumer

BigCommerce

Thinking of dipping your toes into the direct to consumer waters? In fact, according to IAB’s popular new study, The Rise of the 21st Century Brand Economy, the future of retail growth comes from direct consumer relationships. Why brands are going direct to consumer.

Digitally Reinventing The Retail Store With Mobile

Retail TouchPoints

Store associates, when equipped with custom-made mobile apps tailored specifically for the retail experience, can achieve exponential performance and sales outcomes by offering customers a personalized in-store experience. Yet, according to the IBM Customer Experience Index 2017 , 79% of brands do not have mobile-enabled associates or do not provide their employees with mobile access to customer information. By Rodney Bryant, ?Apple

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How Much Should Retailers Invest In Mobile App Acquisitions?

Retail TouchPoints

With the continued growth of mobile shopping, more retailers are building out mobile apps to satisfy consumer expectations. billion this year, is the most cost-effective way to acquire loyal, long-term mobile app customers.

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Closing the mobile conversion gap with PWAs

GetElastic

According to Mobify’s 2018 Q4 Mobile Commerce Insights Report , mobile overall, showed continued growth with purchases made between Black Friday and Christmas. Somewhat surprising from Mobify’s findings was that the most frequent traffic source for mobile was email.

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Get Shoppers to Stop Browsing and Buy on Mobile

Zaius

On Cyber Monday this year , mobile shopping very nearly surpassed desktop shopping. Mobile traffic set a new record at 47.4% This means that while mobile shopping and browsing rates were impressive compared to previous years, mobile buying still lags behind.

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A very mobile Christmas?

Steve Dennis

It’s no secret that mobile is becoming increasingly important in consumers’ shopping journeys. And of course when we say “digital,” often we mean mobile. In fact, for many retailers, mobile is becoming the front door to the store.

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6 Creative Ways Top Brands Use Ecommerce Mobile Apps

Zaius

You don’t need us to tell you that mobile commerce is killing it. More than half of US shoppers have made a purchase using a mobile device, yet at the same time, only 12% of consumers find mobile shopping convenient.

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5 benefits progressive web apps have over native mobile apps

GetElastic

Mobile devices are the main generators of internet traffic, inspiring developers to pay more attention to the development of mobile software solutions. With a native mobile application, developers need to work separately for Android and iOS platforms and for different types of browsers.

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How to Use Digital Wallets and Mobile Site Optimization Tactics to Stamp Out Cart Abandonment

BigCommerce

If your site isn’t responsive and optimized for mobile, chances are around 75% of people will bounce without making a purchase. Say goodbye to 35% of mobile customers — and that’s not even the biggest reason they leave. Why are your mobile conversion rates so low?

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B2B Mobile Commerce Apps are Hot: Here’s Why

GetElastic

Mobile commerce apps for B2B are increasing, and with good reason — 80% of B2B buyers are using mobile at work, and more than 60% say mobile played a significant role in a recent purchase. For industrial supplier Grainger, 41% of its mobile sales flow through its app.

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Why and how to include mobile location data in your customer journey analysis

Jumpshot

Mobile location data is like web analytics for the real world. Unlike web analytics, mobile location data doesn’t produce mission critical insights independently, rather it needs to be analyzed in the right context.

Mobile’s impact on holiday shopping and how to compete next season

GetElastic

From Black Friday through Christmas week, consumers spent more dollars overall and spent more time on mobile. Mobile was definitely the winner, taking in 48% of order share, which is a 19% increase from holiday 2017. Source: 2018 Q4 Mobile Commerce Insights Report?.

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The Complete Omni-Channel Retail Report: What Brands Need to Know About Modern Consumer Shopping Habits

BigCommerce

That same grandchild, on the other hand, might spend weeks parsing smartwatch reviews, adding, then abandoning items in their cart on both mobile and desktop, before finally purchasing because of an enticing email offer. This modern consumer behavior has led to a rise in two industry terms.

The Definitive Guide to Mobile Deep Linking

Kissmetrics

The average consumer is spending five hours per day on their smartphones and this number is only going up. If you’re trying to optimize your mobile app , I’m sure you’ve already tinkered with the layout, fonts, copy, and more, but there’s one thing you probably haven’t….

Convert your mobile browsers into buyers with these recommendations

GetElastic

Consumers, on average use five to six touchpoints before making a purchase – and for those multi-device shoppers their commerce journey starts and ends on smartphones. Based on data from comScore there are five reasons mobile shoppers don’t convert: 2% — security concerns.

2018 Continues To Be Tumultuous Year In Smartphone Industry

Forrester eCommerce

consumer mobile devices enterprise mobile devices2018 brought no calm to the smartphone industry, and Apple’s Q1 2019 earnings are an indication that this trend will continue this year.

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