Asos deploys image search functionality to fashion app

Asos deploys image search functionality to fashion app

Asos has become the latest e-commerce retailer to embrace computer vision after it introduced image search functionality to its iOS fashion app for the first time with an Android companion also waiting in the wings. The innovation will enable shoppers to simply take or copy a photograph of any clothing or accessory which they desire […]

WeChat teams with Fireworks to celebrate Singles’ Day

WeChat teams with Fireworks to celebrate Singles’ Day

WeChat is ready to celebrate the next Singles’ Day on 11/11, thanks to a collaboration between Digital Retex, European Tencent Trusted partner, and Fireworks, one of the first creative agencies specialized in e-commerce in China. Among the different versions, the celebrations of the day dedicated to the lonely hearts probably started in the 90’s when […]

Facebook tops new Indonesia Performance Index by AppsFlyer

Facebook tops new Indonesia Performance Index by AppsFlyer

AppsFlyer, a mobile attribution and measurement company, has launched its Indonesia Performance Index and finds Facebook ranking first across the board. The Index is spilt between two categories of gaming and non-gaming, further segmented into Android and iOS. The methodology calculates non-organic and organic retention rates over a 30-day period, dividing the active users in a […]

Unilever look to programmatic display ads as they “generate £1.47 for every pound spent”

Unilever look to programmatic display ads as they “generate £1.47 for every pound spent”

Unilever plans to shift more of its marketing budget to digital display advertising after a successful trial involving five of its brands delivered an average ROI of £1.47 for every £1 spent. The data was calculated by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), which was one of the partner organisations that took part in Unilever’s ongoing […]

Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent dominate China’s red-hot digital advertising market

Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent dominate China’s red-hot digital advertising market

Alibaba Group Holding, the world’s largest e-commerce services provider, is poised to extend its lead in China’s fast-growing mobile advertising market with forecast revenue of US$14.6 billion this year, as total spending on digital campaigns in the mainland hits a new record high. Digital advertising expenditure in the mainland is predicted to rise 27 per […]

Episerver: Most marketers no longer incorporate mobile apps into their campaigns

Episerver: Most marketers no longer incorporate mobile apps into their campaigns

Two-thirds (66%) of marketing professionals no longer include mobile apps in their marketing campaigns, according to new research. The State of Digital Commerce report, launched by Episerver, examines the retail and e-commerce trends set to shape 2017. The report analyses the mobile presence of 100 top UK retail brands and draws on research with 1,200 […]

How Mobile Apps will Transform E-commerce in 2017

How Mobile Apps will Transform E-commerce in 2017

With the rise of smartphones, online customers have been buying more goods with their mobile devices instead of computers. Tech Crunch released numbers which reported a record $771 million in revenue from mobile customers over Thanksgiving. But while businesses scramble to make their businesses more mobile-friendly, they also have to figure out whether they will stick with […]

Wal-Mart is going digital this Black Friday, rolling out deals even earlier

Wal-Mart is going digital this Black Friday, rolling out deals even earlier

This Black Friday, Wal-Mart is going digital. The world’s largest retailer recently said that its website will kick off its online Black Friday sale three hours earlier than 2015, at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Thanksgiving Day. That’s hours before its in-store doorbuster deals begin at 6 p.m. that evening. This is just the second year that Wal-Mart […]

IAB: Chinese consumers are nearly twice as likely to purchase on devices than their US counterparts

IAB: Chinese consumers are nearly twice as likely to purchase on devices than their US counterparts

The IAB has released the results of a study on digital commerce in the US and China, which found Chinese consumers engage in more shopping behaviours on smartphones and tablets than US consumers. According to the research, both the US and China have achieved “near-full adoption of digital commerce,” with 89% of Chinese consumers over […]