Amazon heads to the airport as it plans expansion of checkout-free stores

Amazon heads to the airport as it plans expansion of checkout-free stores

Amazon is reportedly looking to bring its Amazon Go chain of checkout-free, mobile-powered convenience stores to airports, according to Reuters. The report, which cites public records and a person familiar with the strategy, claims that the eCommerce giant is targeting busy travellers as a key audience in its expansion into bricks-and-mortar retail. Amazon has opened seven […]

Seasonal sales at risk as UK’s biggest retailers neglect website load speeds again

Seasonal sales at risk as UK’s biggest retailers neglect website load speeds again

The UK’s top retailers are risking seasonal sales through failure to improve their website load speeds over the past 12 months, according to a new index report. The research, carried out by leading eCommerce and digital agency Visualsoft, forms part of the company’s second annual e-retail performance report. The aim was to analyse and identify what progress the UK’s top […]

Footasylum teams with Peak to put AI at the heart of its eCommerce business

Footasylum teams with Peak to put AI at the heart of its eCommerce business

Leading fashion streetwear and sportswear retailer, Footasylum, has seen a 28 percent increase in email revenue from hyper-personalised marketing communications as a result of working with artificial intelligence (AI) company, Peak. Footasylum, which trades from over 65 high street stores across the UK and stocks leading brands, including Nike and Adidas, has been working with […]

Xbox Hacks Instagram’s Shopping Bubble to Reach Would-Be Gamers

Xbox Hacks Instagram’s Shopping Bubble to Reach Would-Be Gamers

As part of Xbox’s recently-launched ‘Jump in’ campaign, 215McCann developed social shopping carousels to mimic shopping ads. These ‘ads’ contain a series of sneakers, fashion and consumer electronics but are actually fictional in-game items for some of this year’s most popular games available on Xbox. For example, a collection of shoes targeted to ‘sneaker heads’ […]

Personal and targeted communication is driving ad growth, according to Zenith

Personal and targeted communication is driving ad growth, according to Zenith

Online video and paid search are driving the growth in global adspend, as advertisers focus on personalised and targeted communications, according to Zenith’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, published December 3. With advertisers now able to use these channels to target with pinpoint accuracy and serve personalised messages, they are increasing both the efficiency and effectiveness of […]

Costa Coffee and Barclaycard Team for Contactless ‘Clever Cup’

Costa Coffee and Barclaycard Team for Contactless ‘Clever Cup’

Costa Coffee has partnered with Barclaycard to launch the UK’s first reusable coffee cup equipped with contactless payment technology. The ‘Clever Cup’, which will be available in Costa Coffee stores from this November onwards, is part of a wider relaunch of Costa’s reusable range that aims to encourage customers to avoid single-use takeaway cups. Powered […]

New study shows mobile is driving 56% of festive online fashion sales

New study shows mobile is driving 56% of festive online fashion sales

Consumers are growing more comfortable buying fashion items on their phones reveals new Black Friday and Cyber Monday data from AI-powered retail personalisation platform, Nosto. And for fashion retailers, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 was 36% bigger than last year. Nosto’s analysis of millions of visits to fashion sites globally suggests mobile accounted for […]

Evolving holiday shopping habits have created ‘Black November’

Evolving holiday shopping habits have created ‘Black November’

Consumer spending data shows that shoppers are no longer waiting for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The weeks leading up to the big, traditional spending days are seeing increased online traction. Brand Keys, a research consultancy, calls this earlier shopping pattern ‘Black November.’ According to a survey of more than 11,000 US consumers, over 55% […]

mCommerce revenues pass $2bn on Cyber Monday, according to Adobe

mCommerce revenues pass $2bn on Cyber Monday, according to Adobe

Figures are still being collated, but 2018’s Cyber Monday retail event looks on track to bring in a record $7.9bn (£6.2bn) in US online sales, as millions of shoppers look to online retailers for substantial discounts. According to figures from Adobe Analytics, sales were up 19.7 per cent year-on-year, a smaller increase than others seen […]

Retailers turn to mobile ads to win Black Friday, according to ADYOULIKE

Retailers turn to mobile ads to win Black Friday, according to ADYOULIKE

ADYOULIKE, a leading native advertising technology, reports a surge in the number of online retailers turning to mobile advertising in the run up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Analysis of advertisers accessing ADYOULIKE supply revealed a 300% increase in the number of retail brands accessing their premium infeed native advertising supply in the last […]

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