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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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

banking benchmarks digital business digital money management mobile apps mobile services user experience Banking Digital Banking Industry Wave Mobile BankingDigital banks are not eating the incumbent banks’ lunch (yet!) but they’re certainly demonstrating voracious appetite.

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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Mobile World Congress Offers Food For Thought

Forrester eCommerce

Food Tech figured prominently on the menu at Mobile World Congress 2019. Mobile operators, network equipment providers, device manufacturers and solution providers address challenges from farm, field, fishery or factory to fork, - and beyond. 5G AI Food Tech IoT Mobile World Congress

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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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How Retailers Can Capitalize On Mobile

Retail TouchPoints

During the 2018 holiday season, the biggest shopping period of the year, mobile platforms were responsible for 51% of the traffic to retailers’ web sites, as well as nearly $42 billion of spending. But at the same time, mobile users can be fickle. Samir Addamine FollowAnalytics mobile

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The Future Of Mobility Is Data, Not Cars

Forrester eCommerce

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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 […].

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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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. age of the customer customer experience financial services mobile apps Customer Experience (CX) Digital Banking digital strategy Mobile Banking User Experience (UX

Is Your Bank’s Mobile App A Fonzie Or A Potsie?

Forrester eCommerce

application development & delivery banking digital business financial services mobile appsIf you’re a fan of the old TV show “Happy Days,” you know Fonzie and Potsie.

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. Retailers will broaden their reach and increase the likelihood […].

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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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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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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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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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What To Expect From Mobile World Congress 2019 Beyond 5G and Foldable Phones?

Forrester eCommerce

For the first time in 15 years, I will not attend Mobile World Congress. When I mentioned this to some clients, some of them told me: “yes, you’re right, mobile is dead. There is no innovation anymore. It is all about AI and blockchain these days” ?!! I could not disagree more.

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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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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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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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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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How Do Retailers Jumpstart A Mobile Makeover?

Retail TouchPoints

” Retailers are attaining this “love” in large part through advances in mobile technology. Via mobile, brands can communicate with customers at any time and place that is relevant for cultivating the long-term love.

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Holiday Readiness Series: 3 Ways to Maximize Mobile Performance

Retail TouchPoints

In addition, more than 60% of traffic during the month of November will come from mobile, which means retailers must absolutely bring their mobile A game. And that game plan should include a three-part strategy for bridging the mobile conversion gap.

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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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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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The time for B2B mobile apps is now [infographic]

GetElastic

Mobile B2B apps are picking up steam — what’s fuelling their demand? B2B buyers are mobile at work and on-the-go, and they’re not afraid to research and transact through multiple devices. Mobile Commerce B2B

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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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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

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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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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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. For retailers with a pan-European presence we selected one European market in which to evaluate the retailer’s app [by selecting that market as the location within the app […].

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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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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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