Mobile Commerce News Roundup – September 18, 2015

Here’s your weekly mobile commerce news roundup – everything you need to know in the world of mobile in one place!

Walmart's Catching Up to Amazon, eBay in App Users by Keying Into One Shopper Habit

Walmart's Catching Up to Amazon, eBay in App Users by Keying Into One Shopper Habit

Walmart has managed to do something very few retailers have accomplished: Convince millions of people its mobile app is useful enough to snag a prime spot on their phones’ home screen.

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People Now Spend More Time Using Apps Than Watching TV

People Now Spend More Time Using Apps Than Watching TV

A new report from Flurry says people are spending more time in mobile apps than watching TV. In 2015, U.S. consumers spent 198 minutes in mobile apps per day compared to 168 minutes watching TV. That time in mobile apps is up from 139 minutes in 2014 and 126 minutes in 2013, and that doesn't include time spent in mobile browsers.

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Weakest August Online Sales in 15 Years, Though m-Commerce Grows Quickly

Weakest August Online Sales in 15 Years, Though m-Commerce Grows Quickly

Online sales in August 2015 grew at their weakest rate in 15 years, according to IMRG figures out today.

Ecommerce sales during the month grew by just 5%, year-on-year, with the lowest-ever growth recorded for the clothing sector. M-commerce sales, however, grew by 33%, year-on-year.

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 Retailers Find Online Shoppers Clicking from Social Networks

Retailers Find Online Shoppers Clicking from Social Networks

Social shoppers are spending more money online than ever before.

That’s according to a just-released report from digital marketing firm Monetate, which randomly samples more than 7 billion online shopping visits on its clients’ sites during the second quarter of 2015 from April through June as part of its E-commerce Quarterly Report.

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Mobile Travel Apps: The Time is Now

Mobile Travel Apps: The Time is Now

Over the past few years, there has been a huge amount of investment in the development of mobile apps. The promotion and marketing of these apps has also taken off, with paid-for downloads, app cross-selling and app installations becoming the de-facto.

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Stripe Unveils One-Stop Shop for Buy Buttons, but Will All the Social Networks Play Ball?

Stripe Unveils One-Stop Shop for Buy Buttons, but Will All the Social Networks Play Ball?

Stripe thinks “social commerce” is going to be big, and it wants to play matchmaker between retailers and the giant social networks building Buy buttons, it announced Monday. The success of this new initiative, however, will likely hinge on how many of the social networks actually get on board. They’ve signed Twitter to start.

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Five Tips for Improving Your Customers' Digital Experience

Five Tips for Improving Your Customers' Digital Experience

Creating a great digital experience is more critical than ever for retailers, as shopping behavior shifts and the influence of digital on customers’ purchasing decisions grows. But when you get down to the nuts and bolts of improving the digital experience, determining where to start can be difficult.

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 The e-Commerce Demographics Report

The e-Commerce Demographics Report

When it comes to online shopping, women are now more likely than men to reach for their smartphones and tablets to research products and make purchases.

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Warby Parker and Saks Fifth Avenue's Mobile Commerce Just Got More Interesting

Warby Parker and Saks Fifth Avenue's Mobile Commerce Just Got More Interesting

Digital payments company Stripe revealed a mobile commerce system today called Relay, which lets retailers offer products across multiple smartphone apps in an unusually easy fashion.

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WeChat is Leading the Way in Mobile Commerce

WeChat is Leading the Way in Mobile Commerce

WeChat is beating Facebook’s WhatsApp when it comes to mobile commerce, and the app may soon be coming to the United States in order to better compete. WeChat is a messaging application in China owned by Tencent. While those living outside of China have knowledge about the application, it is quickly gaining popularity as more consumers become exposed to mobile commerce. Facebook already has the backing of a massive consumer base, but it continues to struggle to find traction in the mobile commerce space.

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