Retailers, consumers and prices
Check out the increasing appetite for mobile applications among U.S. online retailers.
Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of online retailers either already have or are developing a mobile strategy and one out of every five has a fully implemented mobile strategy already in place, according to a study from Forrester Research and Shop.org, the National Retail Federation’s digital division.
“It’s imperative for online retailers to stay on top of what their customers want and these days it’s all mobile all the time,” Scott Silverman, Shop.org executive director, said in a statement. “Mobile commerce has tremendous potential and will no doubt grow to become a significant part of overall sales volume in years to come.”
“It’s definitely the buzzword in the industry at the moment,” Daniel Latev, retailing research manager at Euromonitor International, said of mobile commerce.
Check out the holiday sales results from Best Buy.
The top U.S. consumer electronics chain said its December same-store sales rose 8.2 percent, recovering from last year’s 6.5 percent drop.
The company attributed the gains to strong demand for notebook computers and mobile phones, and said it believes its domestic segment continued to “experience strong market share gains” for the month ended Nov. 30.
In its most obvious cameo, technology showed up at Vivienne Tam’s Spring 2009 show on Tuesday, where models sashayed down the runway clutching slim, red HP notebook computers instead of evening bags.