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Study: iPad users drive 90% of mobile shopping revenues
April 13, 2012 — 8:34am ET | By Jason Ankeny, fiercemobilecontent.com

Shop­ping on mobile devices now dri­ves close to 5 per­cent of all dig­i­tal retail rev­enues, a rise fueled by Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad tablet, accord­ing to a new study con­duct­ed by retail ser­vices provider RichRel­e­vance.

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Posted at 12:00pm and tagged with: mobile, tablets, shopping, trends, tech, technology,.


Study: iPad users drive 90% of mobile shopping revenues April 13, 2012 — 8:34am ET | By Jason Ankeny, fiercemobilecontent.com
Shop­ping on mobile devices now dri­ves close to 5 per­cent of all dig­i­tal retail rev­enues, a rise fueled by Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad tablet, accord­ing to a new study con­duct­ed by retail ser­vices provider RichRel­e­vance.
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The rise of mobile in the last five years has been astonishing, with more people purchasing things online via mobile phones in the last year than bought via the web as recently as 2004. It’s astonishing, and it will continue, with it very likely the case that most purchasing will eventually happen via mobile, perhaps as soon as 202

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Every time you go shopping, you share intimate details about your consumption patterns with retailers. And many of those retailers are studying those details to figure out what you like, what you need, and which coupons are most likely to make you happy. Target, for example, has figured out how to data-mine its way into your womb, to figure out whether you have a baby on the way long before you need to start buying diapers. Via Yahoo Article: How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did 

So creepy…

Posted at 8:17pm and tagged with: tech, tehcnology, data, analytics, shopping,.

App delivers customers’ shopping history to staff as they check-in

Neiman Marcus is trialling its new NM Service app, which provides customers with information on new products and staff availability upon check-in, while providing sales associates with consumer data they can act on in real time.

Full Story: Springwise

Posted at 6:07pm and tagged with: applications, shopping, mobile, tech, technology,.

App delivers customers’ shopping history to staff as they check-in


Neiman Marcus is trialling its new NM Service app, which provides customers with information on new products and staff availability upon check-in, while providing sales associates with consumer data they can act on in real time.

Full Story: Springwise

Rethinking Retail and 18 Examples of Change

Understanding the current trends is only part of the equation. As we dive into some of the possibilities we begin to see a radically different picture emerge.

Here are 18 examples of companies that are pushing the boundaries of imagination when it comes to future retail.

Full Story: FuturistSpeaker

Posted at 6:07pm and tagged with: disruption, tech, technology, shopping,.

Rethinking Retail and 18 Examples of Change

Understanding the current trends is only part of the equation. As we dive into some of the possibilities we begin to see a radically different picture emerge.
Here are 18 examples of companies that are pushing the boundaries of imagination when it comes to future retail.
Full Story: FuturistSpeaker

Future supermarket checkouts could recognize the food, not the barcode



Besides the elderly gentleman paying in nickels, the biggest holdup at supermarket checkouts is the cashier finding an item’s barcode and properly scanning. So Toshiba has developed a faster camera-based system that recognizes the food, packaged or fresh…


Full Story: ImpactLab

Posted at 1:15pm and tagged with: shopping, tech, technology,.

Posted at 6:07pm and tagged with: friction, shopping, economic, tech, technology,.

Amazon calculated that a page load slowdown of just 1 second could cost it $1.6 billion in sales each year. Google has calculated that by slowing its search results by just four tenths of a second they could lose 8 million searches per day—meaning they’d serve up many millions fewer online adverts.

Does social media affect how you spend money? You betcha.

"The question isn’t whether social services on the Web influence how we spend money, but rather how they affect your habits. At the end of the day businesses can’t survive without making money, and that’s why we’re seeing a flood of social services that might push you over the ledge to buy that new shiny thing that you probably can’t afford. That’s how they’re going to make money, after all.”


Full Story: TheNextWeb

Posted at 3:27am and tagged with: social media, economic, shopping,.

Does social media affect how you spend money? You betcha.


"The question isn’t whether social services on the Web influence how we spend money, but rather how they affect your habits. At the end of the day businesses can’t survive without making money, and that’s why we’re seeing a flood of social services that might push you over the ledge to buy that new shiny thing that you probably can’t afford. That’s how they’re going to make money, after all.”

Full Story: TheNextWeb
9% are paying via smartphone — but 71% are interested in paying via smartphone.

Posted at 3:40pm and tagged with: social media, shopping,.

Pinterest isn’t just for saving things. It’s curating things. Curating doesn’t mean collecting. It means being discerning.