Walmart partners with Rakuten to open its first eCommerce store in Japan

Walmart partners with Rakuten to open its first eCommerce store in Japan

US retailer Walmart has partnered with internet services firm Rakuten to open Walmart’s first eCommerce store in Japan, the Walmart Rakuten Ichiba Store. The business operates within the Rakuten Ichiba ‘internet shopping mall’, and aims to combine Walmart’s international expertise in delivering high-quality US brand products with Rakuten’s strengths in online commerce and familiarity with Japanese consumers. The digital […]

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’ […]

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 […]

Instagram launches new shopping tools in time for festive season

Instagram launches new shopping tools in time for festive season

Instagram has unveiled three updates to its shopping tools aimed at making it easier than ever for brands to direct users to their products and encourage transactions. The update comes just as many retailers are ramping up their marketing activities ready for the holiday season. Instagram users will now be able to save shoppable posts […]

Desktop trumps mobile when consumers make big purchases on eCommerce platforms

Desktop trumps mobile when consumers make big purchases on eCommerce platforms

While mobile applications’ immense growth in traffic and purchase volume has eclipsed that of desktops in the eCommerce space in the Asia Pacific, the latter remains relevant in the region, especially for larger transactions. A large part of desktops’ relevancy can be traced to innovations like browser extensions because it adds convenience to users’ shopping journey. Consumers […]

Consumers to spend nearly £2.5bn in online purchases on Black Friday, according to Salmon

Consumers to spend nearly £2.5bn in online purchases on Black Friday, according to Salmon

UK consumers are forecast to spend nearly £2.5bn online and £4.75bn overall during Black Friday this November 23rd, with an average spend of £90, according to new research. The figure represents a possible increase on last year, when IMRG reported that £1.39bn was spent online, not including Amazon or other marketplaces. The research from Salmon, […]

Catch explores the future of retail with pop-up store in Melbourne

Catch explores the future of retail with pop-up store in Melbourne

Australia-based eCommerce platform Catch is launching its first pop-up concept store, which will explore the future of retail, in Melbourne. Located at Chadstone Shopping Centre, the pop-up store is touted to provide shoppers a unique shopping experience and will feature Catch’s top 500 products and a daily rotation of Catch’s most-loved products from leading brands […]

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