Plobal joins Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help ecommerce merchants grow mobile revenue

Retail Technology Review

As mobile becomes the default shopping device, Plobal gets on board the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help high-volume merchants increase mobile revenues by engaging their most loyal customers. Internet Retailing Mobile Computers

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Talend cloud enables PointsBet to ensure compliance and reliability amid rapid international expansion

Retail Technology Review

Talend, the cloud data integration solutions provider, has announced that PointsBet, an online bookmaker from Australia offering both traditional fixed odds markets as well as PointsBetting, is using Talend Cloud and Microsoft Azure to deliver a differentiated mobile betting experience to just under 100,000 customers worldwide and support its international expansion.

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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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T-Mobile MONEY’s Checking Account: Game Changer?

Forrester eCommerce

On April 18th, T-Mobile officially launched its T-Mobile MONEY checking account, after a soft launch late last year. And this isn’t T-mobile’s first foray into banking either.

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Forrester 2018 Mobile Banking Industry Wave™: BBVA Offers World-Class Mobile Banking Services

Forrester eCommerce

In the UK, Monzo recently hit the one million customer mark, whilst Revolut has almost tripled its customers to 2.8 banking benchmarks digital business digital money management mobile apps mobile services user experience Banking Digital Banking Industry Wave Mobile Banking

Reimagine Mobile To Activate Your Total Brand Experience

Forrester eCommerce

I focus a lot of my research on marketing innovation and have been working on mobile (first as marketing guy at a telco in 1998 then as an analyst) for more than 20 years.

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Forrester’s Mobile Mind Shift Index Monitors An Evolving Preference For Mobile

Forrester eCommerce

Marketers and product strategists have used Forrester’s Mobile Mind Shift Index (MMSI) for years to understand their audiences and inform their mobile strategy. We introduced the MMSI in 2013 to help companies assess whether an audience is ready to engage with them on mobile.

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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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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 Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Of US Mobile Banking Experiences In 2019

Forrester eCommerce

[Note: This is about the findings from our US mobile banking reviews and research, if you want to read about what we saw in Canada go here] Mobile apps have become the touchpoint of choice for millions of people to manage their finances. To find out how effectively banks are meeting customers’ expectations, Forrester regularly […].

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.

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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How Retailers Can Capitalize On Mobile

Retail TouchPoints

By Samir Addamine, FollowAnalytics Retailers are trying to make up for lost time — and regain lost customers — by creating high-tech offline experiences that match the ease and convenience of e-Commerce. But at the same time, mobile users can be fickle.

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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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Increase Customer Engagement With Mobile Apps

Zaius

Mobile apps provide marketers with a unique opportunity to creatively supplement the omnichannel shopping experience. This includes things like watching promotional videos, linking a product to social media, and even simply visiting the retailer’s store on mobile.)

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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 USAA Differentiates In Mobile Banking

Forrester eCommerce

Take another not-so-random walk with me, this time as my colleague Peter Wannemacher and I explore what makes USAA a standout performer in our Mobile Banking Benchmark assessment. As we did before when exploring The Home Depot’s success in our “The Forrester Retail Wave: US Mobile Web, Q4 2017” report, we invited executives from USAA […]. age of the customer banking mobile apps mobile marketing

How Can Retailers Inspire ‘Thumb-Stopping’ Mobile Shopping?

Retail TouchPoints

Upon implementing a complete redesign of its logo and color scheme , Zulily revealed that it had made the switch due to what’s becoming an increasingly practical reason: the new logo is optimized for mobile shoppers. mobile shopping mobile optimization thumb-stopping Zulily content

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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? Mobile Commerce

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Digitally Reinventing The Retail Store With Mobile

Retail TouchPoints

More and more retailers are creating new kinds of shopping experiences — mostly by converging the physical space with digital tools and technologies — to win over customers. These experiences are happening in smaller showrooms, too, enabling retailers to save on overhead costs, such as inventory and cost per square foot, while still making it possible for their customers to touch, feel, try on and familiarize themselves with the brand and its products. By Rodney Bryant, ?Apple

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Mobile Content Strategy: 3 Key Steps

Zmags

Why Your Mobile Content Strategy Matters Retailers have only recently begun to give mobile ecommerce its due. With a smart phone in almost every pocket, it is a huge opportunity to get products in front of your customer – in fact, by the end of 2017, mobile will account for 24.4

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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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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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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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Three Ways Customer Support Is Reshaping Retail

Retail TouchPoints

According to the 2019 State of Service report by Salesforce, 80% of customers now consider their experience with a company to be as important as its products. Here are three ways retailers can leverage customer support to create the ideal customer experience.

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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How Do Retailers Jumpstart A Mobile Makeover?

Retail TouchPoints

New loyalty tactics should focus on strengthening the long-term customer relationship with the brand vs. simply offering points or discounts. ” Retailers are attaining this “love” in large part through advances in mobile technology.

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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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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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The Importance Of Adopting An Enterprise Mobile Lifestyle Strategy

Retail TouchPoints

But it’s time we all stopped thinking of mobile as a set of apps that support a mobile strategy, and instead focused on adopting an Enterprise Mobile Lifestyle Strategy. What do we mean by a Mobile Lifestyle Strategy?

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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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How Mobility Can Connect Retailers From The Sales Floor To The Warehouse

Retail TouchPoints

This mobile dependency makes it vital to have a clear connection between the software development process and the end users. The Changing Landscape Of Mobile Mobility is everywhere. You see it in the form of a mobile POS device in the hands of a sales associate.

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The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Of Canadian Mobile Banking Experiences In 2019

Forrester eCommerce

Mobile apps have become the touchpoint of choice for millions of people to manage their finances and Forrester regularly reviews those of leading banks. age of the customerWe just published our latest evaluations of the apps of the big five Canadian banks: CIBC, RBC, BMO, Scotiabank, and TD Canada Trust. Overall, they’ve raised the bar, striking a good […].

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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Digital Store Technologies Take the Stage For Both Customer and Associate Experience

Forrester eCommerce

Digital retail theater is becoming reality for consumers as retailers rush to find ways of attracting and retaining store customers. What is digital retail theater?

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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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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Mobile Customer Experience Optimization with HiConversion

Guidance

Streamline The Buyer’s Journey on Mobile 71% of today’s consumers use mobile devices to make purchasing decisions while they are in brick and mortar stores. By 2021, mobile is predicted to dominate online sales, driving 54% (or $659 billion) in sales.