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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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.

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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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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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 Retail Technology – Too Fast, Too Furious?

Retail TouchPoints

The second lane is where mobile technology lives, and it couldn’t be more of a contrast. Unfortunately, the mobile spend capacity and business requirements are not as dynamic as these trends, so creating a mobility program for those needs is no small feat.

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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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The Future Of Mobility Is Data, Not Cars

Forrester eCommerce

automotive brand experience consumer mobility customer experience ecosystem data management platforms (DMPs) mobile application platforms customer experience digital business digital transformation

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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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Hong Kong Bank Must Raise The Bar In Mobile Banking

Forrester eCommerce

We benchmarked the usability and functionalities of five mobile banking apps in Hong Kong: Bank of China (BoC), Bank of East Asia (BEA), DBS Bank Hong Kong, HSBC, and Standard Chartered Bank. age of the customer banking mobile apps

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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What Will Mobile Commerce Look Like In 2030?

Forrester eCommerce

We identified six technology categories that will be key in evolving your company’s future mobile solution. And since mobile advances will affect each sector […]. age of the customer emerging technology mobile technology retailmCommerce in 2030 will not be mini eCommerce.

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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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Four Must-Have Features For A POS Mobile Device Management Solution

Retail TouchPoints

By Anson Shiong, Sand Studio From mall kiosks and food trucks to comic cons and trade shows, mobile point-of-sale (POS) systems offer an affordable and easy way for both large enterprises and SMBs to accept payment cards on the go.

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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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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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5 Reasons Why Mobile Apps Are Critical To An E-Commerce Business

Retail TouchPoints

By Samir Addamine, FollowAnalytics If you’re going to succeed in e-Commerce, you need a mobile app — that’s a fact. And what’s more convenient than a mobile app that allows you to browse products, check prices and purchase goods no matter where you are?

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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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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.

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 […].

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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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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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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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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Apple Pay’s bite of mobile wallets [Infographic]

GetElastic

With 74% of the top 100 US retailers accepting Apple Pay in-store and 24% accepting it through mobile websites and apps, Cupertino’s mobile wallet is a hot topic in digital payments. Our latest infographic explores Apple’s piece of the mobile wallet pie.

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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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Mobilized Employees Engage Buyers With A Trusted Voice

Forrester eCommerce

In our new research, “Mobilized Employees Engage Buyers With A Trusted Voice,” Matthew Camuso and I explored […].

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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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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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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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4 Strategies That Reduce Mobile Abandonment

UpSellIt

The rapid rise of mobile shopping has been nothing short of astounding. Just a decade ago, shopping on a mobile device was relatively new and accounted for very few conversions. As of 2019, mobile shopping accounts for nearly ? If possible, avoid them on mobile.

Mobile World Congress 2018 Felt More Telco-Centric Again

Forrester eCommerce

Now that the dust has settled from Mobile World Congress 2018, it is possible to get a better feel which mobility themes will set the tone for the coming year of mobility.

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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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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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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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