Mobile Commerce

  • Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen launch mobile apps

    The apps allow shoppers to view items from 3D rooms, schedule appointments with designers virtually or in-store and create gift registries.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 31, 2023
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    Mobile commerce is on the rise, but obstacles remain

    A third of U.S. consumers who don’t shop on their phones said that’s because it’s easier to shop on a computer, Forrester found.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 25, 2023
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    Digital innovation and technology trends in retail

    From drones to smart fitting rooms, to cashless purchases to virtual meditation, how the consumer engages with retailers continue to evolve.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Pinterest’s chief shopping officer moves to adviser role

    Julie Bornstein joined the company through its acquisition of her AI shopping platform The Yes in June.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Delaware North scores big wins by offering a fast, frictionless in-store experience

    Technology alleviates bottlenecks and creates a convenient alternative to traditional checkout.

    Jan. 17, 2023
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    Instagram to remove shopping tab

    Despite getting rid of a dedicated commerce destination, the social media company said it is still investing in shopping experiences.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Walmart launches Text to Shop functionality

    The new convenience-oriented feature comes two years after the retailer ended its text concierge service, Jetblack.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    Amazon rolls out TikTok-like shopping feature

    The new shoppable content function will allow consumers to buy from videos or photos directly within the app.

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    New Balance unites Snap’s AR, voice tech to offer gifting advice

    The gifting concierge lens lets users verbally answer questions about gift recipients and watch an unboxing experience to see recommendations. 

    By Aaron Baar • Dec. 5, 2022
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    4 tips to drive more revenue on Pinterest

    Pinterest users are outspending shoppers on other platforms. Here’s all you need to know about the platform’s e-commerce features from 2022.

    Dec. 5, 2022
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    Cyber Monday spend reaches $11.3B with a surge in BNPL usage: report

    The shopping holiday saw increased demand for electronics and toys, with discounts reaching record highs, according to Adobe Analytics.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    True Religion drops new mobile app with exclusive products, interactive content

    Mobile is the apparel brand’s largest digital channel, and a new app is one part of its attempt to transform into a digital-first, direct-to-consumer brand.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 17, 2022
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    Etsy rolls out image search function

    Starting with iOS users, the small business marketplace is letting shoppers upload photos of products in order to find similar listings across the platform.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Amazon Fashion, Snapchat partner on AR eyewear shopping lenses

    Snap’s Senior Vice President of Partnerships Ben Schwerin said the feature was “just the first step in our partnership.”

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 3, 2022
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    Amazon rolls out Venmo payment option

    The retailer’s move is intended to provide convenience and flexibility for shoppers buying gifts this holiday season.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    At Home launches mobile app

    The retailer also expanded same-day delivery services to all store locations ahead of the holidays.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 18, 2022
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    How Walmart is experimenting with shoppable content

    From recipe site integrations to interactive videos, the retailer has embraced partnerships that aim to boost inspiration and ease for at-home cooking. 

    By Catherine Douglas Moran, , Oct. 18, 2022
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    Bed Bath & Beyond to consolidate brands within enhanced mobile app

    After two quarters of decline, the company is focusing on digital operations and the brands its customers prefer.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 3, 2022
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    3 disruptive retail trends, and why retailers must adapt

    The retail landscape is changing at an ever-increasing pace, enabling some retailers to gain competitive advantages.

    Sept. 19, 2022
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    Walmart leans into personalization with app, site upgrades

    The retailer added new recommendation and visualization functions to digital apparel shopping and upgraded its gift registries, among other changes. 

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Why m-commerce is the new e-commerce and why retailers need to adapt quickly

    Market disruption has triggered massive changes in the retail sector, and one of the biggest developments is a major shift by shoppers toward m-commerce or mobile shopping and ordering.

    Sept. 12, 2022
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    The majority of Instagram users now shop on the app. How should retailers reach them?

    Four steps to building positive brand experiences and driving sales on Instagram.

    Sept. 12, 2022
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    American Express® introduces American Express Global Pay™, a B2B cross-border payment solution for U.S. small businesses

    American Express Global Pay enables U.S. SMBs to make cross-border payments while earning rewards.

    Sept. 6, 2022
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    Whole Foods to add Amazon One payment tech to dozens of stores in California

    After rolling out the bio-authentication and payment technology to a handful of stores earlier this year, the grocery chain will add it to 65 locations.

    By Peyton Bigora • Aug. 11, 2022
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    Self-scanning stores to triple by 2027: report

    European countries are driving mobile checkout adoption, but the U.S. is catching up, the report suggests.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 3, 2022
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    Verishop raises $40M in Series B round

    The financing will go toward improving its capabilities, with a focus on supporting independent and up-and-coming brands.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 13, 2022