This is my dumping ground for quotes and other stuff relating to the wonderful world of digital & communications.
eBay has revised its global mCommerce forecast, predicting that it will generate almost $5bn (£3.2bn) worth of sales volume 2011, rather than the $4bn it forecast earlier this year. … Sales through mobile now account for more than 10 per cent of all purchases on eBay UK, and globally, an item is sold via eBay’s global mobile platforms every second.
More than 20m people have downloaded the core iPhone eBay app, and across all platforms, eBay’s mobile apps have been downloaded over 50m times globally. eBay mobile users visit the mobile site 10 - 15 times a day, and in total, mobile shoppers have bought more than 30m items through the iPhone and mobile site since July 2008
Customers passing the window display in the Brighton Waitrose store can scan QR Codes to purchase specific featured items including the retailer’s top 30 favorite things for Christmas. The QR Codes resolve to product pages (example) on the John Lewis mobile site and if ordered before 7pm are available to collect from 2pm the next day.
According to IBM’s Coremetrics retail data, online Thanksgiving 2011 sales were up 39 percent over Thanksgiving 2010.
Mobile shopping also had a break out day on Turkey Day. The number of consumers using a mobile device to visit a retailer’s site reached a high of 15.2 percent, up from 6.45 percent in 2010. The number of consumers using their mobile device to make a purchase increased to 11.09 percent, up from 4.25 percent in 2010.
According to Forrester, United States mobile commerce revenue is expected to grow to $10 billion by 2012.
“You need to be thinking about mobile technology as a tool,” Mr. Griffin said.
According to the (Paypal) executive, 60 percent of mobile shoppers are using their device in-store.
Additionally, PayPal claims that it will exceed $3 billion in mobile payment volume in 2011 globally.
“Nearly 10 percent of our 100 million active users are using PayPal via mobile
on October 8, Domino’s saw £130,000 in orders made via its iPhone, iPad and Android applications but also its mobile website – and that’s just in the UK.
In January, we reported that the company’s iPhone application had helped process over £1 million of orders after its launch in September, a period of around three months. At the time, sales made via its website or iPhone app accounted for 35.8% of UK deliveries, an increase of around 8% from 2009.
Some 10% of all traffic to ecommerce websites now comes from mobile, a new study has found. …
The study, from ecommerce agency Screen Pages, studied more than 1.5m visits to more than 30 websites that it has built, using Google Analytics. …
It found that while 10% of visits to websites came from mobile devices, that proportion rose towards 15% for more upmarket brands. … the study also found that visitors coming to a site through a mobile device viewed 17% fewer pages than those viewing from a PC, while ecommerce conversion rates were 41% lower overall, on average. …
“The commercial message here is clear,” said Roger Willcocks, director of Screen Pages. “If mobiles are 10% of your business and conversions are 40% lower, on a site with 10,000 visits per day with a conversion ratio of 3% and an average order value of £50, mobile usage can represent a loss in revenue of over £300,000.”
Best Buy UK reports seeing a rapid shift as people use their handsets to shop and the company also predicts that more than 10 percent of its online orders will come from mobile devices within the next two years.
(12) Subway lines in Shanghai and bus stations in Beijing have been equipped with billboards showing around 80 products with QR Codes. The company behind the experiment Shanghai based online shopping company Yihaodian (in which Walmart has an investment) does not charge for delivery on orders that total over 100 yuan ($15.50) and are less than 10 kiolograms in weight.
From p17: Over 1/3rd (est 38% reading from chart) of mobile internet users globally searched for a product / service to buy
Argos is continuing to enjoy substantial growth of both its e-commerce offerings with it recently announcing that its iPhone application had surpassed 1.2 million downloads, generating more than £3 million over the Christmas period.
… over 150 million users visited the Argos website between September and January, resulting in over £350 million in sales.
Nearly 6,800 company-operated Starbucks stores in the U.S. will begin accepting mobile payments Wednesday. Customers using the Starbucks Card Mobile app on their iPhone, iPod touch or BlackBerry will now be able to use those devices as tender
EBay claims that a purchase is made every second through its mobile applications. It said that 13 pieces of clothing, pairs of shoes or accessories are sold every minute through its applications.
Users of eBay’s mobile applications make 94 bids every minute, per the company.
Three-to-four Ferrari’s are bought every month through eBay’s mobile applications.