Mobile Commerce


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    Global online sales exceed $1 trillion during the holidays: Salesforce

    Despite external challenges, consumers continued to splurge online.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Social commerce to grow 3 times as fast as e-commerce, Accenture predicts

    Driven by Gen Z and millennials, shopping on social media platforms is forecast to grow from $492 billion in 2021 to $1.2 trillion by 2025.

    By Chris Kelly • Jan. 11, 2022
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    How the payments landscape is changing

    As the space rapidly shifts, the future is for anyone's taking. 

    By Retail Dive staff
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    How fashion DTC brands engage with their audiences via SMS

    Breaking down the text marketing strategies for top DTC brands such as Princess Polly, LSKD and more.

    Jan. 10, 2022
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    Nike sues Lululemon over Mirror, claiming patent infringement

    The athletics giant outlined six patents it claims the workout system and its accompanying apps infringe upon.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Nike, Etsy's mobile apps were 'climbers' this holiday season: report

    More than half of mobile shoppers downloaded at least one new shopping app ahead of the holiday season, according to Digital Turbine.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 16, 2021
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    It's time to make your loyalty program mobile-first

    Keep customers engaged beyond the holiday shopping season with SMS and loyalty.  

    Dec. 6, 2021
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    Don't get comfortable — what to look out for in the next era of retail

    From personalization to beacon technology to curbside pickup 2.1, the next era of retail is here.

    By Andrew Schmidt • Dec. 6, 2021
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    Facebook encourages shopping through its groups with new features

    The tools are designed to help shoppers find products they trust as they increasingly shop via social platforms. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 16, 2021
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    Williams Sonoma debuts shipping membership program, recipe app

    For $99 per year, members have access to free shipping, a subscription to the app and other perks. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 11, 2021
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    Wish announces standards program to improve product quality

    The program implements a set of quality assurance standards such as shipping experience, product quality and reviews.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 10, 2021
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    Nike and Dick's tie loyalty programs together

    The combined offering comes as Nike deepens its relationship with key wholesale partners.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    Wayfair launches in-app video commerce experience

    With Wayfair On Air the retailer is releasing daily episodes as a means to encourage product discovery. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 3, 2021
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    Pinterest debuts livestream shopping through Pinterest TV

    The social media platform will air weekly episodes from the likes of Christian Siriano and Olympian Tom Daley, and run exclusive product drops.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 2, 2021
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    3 rules for holiday 2021 success: Be first, be mobile, be flexible

    Given supply chain issues, retailers should promote what they know is in stock, writes Vincent DeSantis, director of Retail Facebook Business Group.

    By Vincent DeSantis • Oct. 27, 2021
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    Google eyes 'long-term opportunity' in commerce as retail drives blowout ad revenue

    As rivals like Facebook contend with headwinds from Apple, Google has kept up momentum through strengths in its shopping business and YouTube.

    By Peter Adams • Oct. 27, 2021
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    Fast Simon debuts visual search tool

    The technology can recognize other objects in an image, allowing merchants to "complete a look" for shoppers by offering related products.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 19, 2021
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    3 mistakes retailers should avoid with social commerce

    Selling on social media channels can be a powerful tool to reach new customers. But done wrong, it could hurt your brand more than not being on social media.

    Oct. 18, 2021
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    Walmart tests text-to-shop tool

    The pilot comes about two years after the mass merchant discontinued Jet Black, a shop-by-text service geared toward higher-income New Yorkers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris and Caroline Jansen • Oct. 15, 2021
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    Solve iOS 15 challenges with SMS this holiday season

    To engage iOS 15 users and drive sales this holiday season, embrace the channel that is already privacy-first — SMS.

    Oct. 11, 2021
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    Google adds visual search features for shoppers

    Users will soon be able to make all images on a website searchable, in a continued effort to prompt discovery of products and brands. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 30, 2021
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    It's time to make payment processing part of your customer experience

    Learn why legacy payment systems no longer meet today's shoppers' demands for great customer experiences.

    Sept. 20, 2021
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    Walmart looks for a cryptocurrency strategy leader

    The retailer follows Amazon in seeking a subject matter expert for a field that is still largely unproven and sorting itself out. 

    By Aug. 16, 2021
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    Everyday e-commerce: How new ways of paying accelerated new ways of buying

    Whether it's the purchases themselves or the payment methods, digital platforms are now an integral part of the retail experience.

    By Claire Gates, CCO PPRO • Aug. 2, 2021
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    Pinterest rolls out new monetization features for creators

    Users can make commissions through affiliate links, partner with brands and make content shoppable as the platform deepens its relationship with creators.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 28, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    The omnichannel age is here — and it's expensive

    Store pickup of online orders grew by triple digits amid the pandemic. Retailers are now scrambling to become more efficient sellers across channels.

    By April 5, 2021