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March 25, 2013 · No comments

4G Service to Revitalize Retail Sales in UK

Faster, more reliable service expected to lower mobile shopping barriers.

Making 4G cell service available to everyone in the U.K. will give retail sales a shot in the arm this year. A study by researcher Conlumino, which was announced today by eBay, says 4G service should increase mobile shopping by 113 percent this year compared to last, and it could help retail sales in the U.K. Read More

December 11, 2012 · No comments

Shoppers Favor Mobile Devices to Check Email

Nearly 45% of Cyber Week retail emails opened on smartphones, tablets.

Shoppers are checking their email inboxes more and more on their mobile devices, which means merchants need to make sure their messages are mobile friendly. Knotice, a provider of data management and analytics, looked at 2.85 million emails retailers sent consumers during this year’s Cyber Week, the week after Thanksgiving, and found that 44.75 percent of those emails were opened on mobile devices. Read More

November 29, 2012 · No comments

Etsy iPad App Targets Mobile Holiday Shoppers

Design focuses on buying experience, but limits functionality for sellers.

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Etsy has released an iPad app it says will make it easier for mobile shoppers to browse and buy on the site. Etsy for iPad, a revision of Etsy’s earlier iPhone app, is optimized for both iPhone and iPad devices. Read More

November 9, 2012 · No comments

UK to Lose £120M in Holiday Mobile Commerce

eBay warns lack of 4G mobile services will mean lost sales, frustrated consumers.

With mobile shopping on the rise, eBay warns that the U.K. will lose a third of its potential mobile-commerce revenue this holiday season because consumers don’t have access to 4G mobile service. The U.K. economy could lose about 120 million pounds worth of mobile-commerce revenue from holiday shoppers, eBay estimates. Read More

October 23, 2012 · No comments

Etsy iPhone App Lets Sellers List on the Go

App is also available in 4 new languages, in time for mobile holiday shoppers.

Merchants selling on Etsy can now list items on the go with the latest update to the Etsy iPhone app. The update, released today, allows sellers to take photos, add tags, choose shipping profiles and list items to the marketplace right from their phones. Read More

October 16, 2012 · No comments

M-Commerce by the Numbers

(Infographic) What does m-commerce mean to consumers? Here are the facts, according to Google. Read More

September 25, 2012 · No comments

eBay Apps Hit 100M Downloads

$10 billion in mobile transactions expected this year, eBay says.

Consumers love eBay apps. In fact, they’ve download eBay apps 100 million times, the marketplace announced on Monday. In the past six months alone, smartphone and tablet users have downloaded eBay’s five mobile apps 25 million times. Both buyers and sellers are using the apps. Read More

September 12, 2012 · No comments

eBay Prepares Sellers for iPhone 5 Frenzy

Sets listing restrictions, says smartphones keep online shoppers engaged.

With Apple unveiling its new iPhone 5 today, eBay has released guidelines on its U.S. and U.K. sites for merchants who want to sell the highly anticipated device. Separately, eBay reports that new technologies, like the iPhone 5, will ultimately benefit online sellers—whether they sell the devices or not—because they keep buyers online longer. Read More

August 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

PayPal Lets Students Buy Textbooks with Phones

Service available on 10 Australian college campuses.

PayPal Australia is changing how university students buy textbooks through a new partnership with Australia’s second-largest bookstore. The partnership with Co-op Bookshop will allow university students on 10 campuses to use their smartphones to scan QR codes displayed on bookstore walls, and pay for the books with their PayPal accounts, the payment processor reports. Read More

August 13, 2012 · No comments

Smartphone Users Favor eBay, Amazon Apps

Americans' use of shopping apps growing, Nielsen research finds.

Mobile shoppers love eBay and Amazon. In fact, they’re so crazy about them that the two marketplaces had the top two shopping apps in June. The eBay app came in on top with 13.16 million unique users accessing it to shop. Read More

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