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Record levels of smartphone shopping predicted for Black Friday

Smartphone shopping is predicted to reach record highs this Black Friday. That’s according to new research from digital commerce provider Episerver, which examined the shopping habits of consumers in 2016. LONDON, UK – 24th November 2016: Smartphone shopping is predicted to reach record highs this weekend, as mobile users browse Black Friday deals on the go. That’s […]

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Retailers need to focus on retail technology to drive footfall

Today’s post is an interesting viewpoint from Gavin Ray, SVP of products and marketing at ip.access, on how retailers are embroiled in a ‘retail arms race’ – battling for in-store footfall. Gavin’s view is that the high street is still alive and kicking, despite popular conceptions that the high street is ‘dead’, but he warns that […]

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I’m done with Physical Shopping

The other weekend I needed a Woggle (Amazon link). For the uninitiated amongst us, a Woggle (sometimes referred to as a ‘Noodle’ too) is a long polystyrene tube that children (in particular) use to support themselves (and play with) whilst swimming. Our eldest (Archie, 4) is getting into swimming big time. He’s having lessons. They […]

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Applications Services

Whatsapp-enabled Christmas shopping: The new m-commerce trend?

This evening, as per my previous post, I was in Smythson of Bond Street shopping on behalf of my wife. As I walked down to the Burberry shop on Bond Street I paused outside Smythson and flirted with the idea of looking in Smythson. They appear to do nice things and it’s a brand that […]

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Services

Smythson of Bond Street also does email receipts

Just like the Apple Store! I was in Smythson on Bond Street earlier today (obligatory Christmas shopping) and was significantly impressed when the lady serving me (Vicky — thank you) asked if she could email my receipt. Yes please. I love it. No messing around with bits of paper months later when I want to […]

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My Amazon Christmas: I LOVED it!

This Christmas was an usual one. It wasn’t traditional in any sense because we moved house on the 15th of December. We didn’t have the familiar build up that even with a new young family I’m accustomed to. Like many families I know, we’ve got to the point whereby we don’t bother with gifts between […]

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Applications News

Tesco’s mobile scanning feature is really, really smart

I think I’m right in saying that Tesco is the second largest supermarket chain on the planet just before the Wal-Mart group of companies. In the UK alone, Tesco employs almost 300,000 people working across over 2,500 stores. It’s a veritable giant. Beyond a quick foray into a rather featureless (yet highly popular) Clubcard app, […]

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Tracking your shopping habits via your mobile signal

They’re smart cookies over at Path Intelligence. They installed their systems at a UK shopping centre and found this (via BBC News): For their first commercial project, the company has studied the movements of shoppers in a UK shopping centre to determine the paths that shoppers take and how long they spend in the centre […]