MM #289: People still want to shop in stores but dwell time is down

As crazy as it sounds, people still actually go into stores to shop. I know, right? The challenge for the stores is that there is a small window of time to convert those browsers into buyers while they are in the store itself. A recent survey by euclid looks at traffic conversion for stores as well as how long they dwell and how quickly they exit. It is all summarized right here in under 2 minutes.

MM #288: 88% of consumers will buy elsewhere if…

Mobile is a big deal to retail. A very big deal as you'll see in this quick overview of a recent DigitasLBi study that looked at the impact mobile is having on consumer spending behaviour. The results? Humans are fickle and retailers need to start thinking that every single person walking into their store (digital or not) is a precious and fleeting opportunity to convert. Just because they enter with intent to buy, does not mean they will buy from where they stand. Watch on, it's like a horror movie for retail...

MM #286: Fast food means fast payments

It shouldn't surprise us that quick serve restaurants are leading the charge when it comes to mobile payments in the food industry. They were early adopters for location based ads and now it seems that every major chain has a mobile wallet to facilitate a faster restaurant experience. Could this be the path that mobile payments takes to enter mainstream?

TWiLBM #177: Rush, Dash and Santa Monica’s wellbeing

Welcome to episode #177. On the show: Top stories featuring Quantum Dots, Apple, the Lego Movie,, American Express, Amazon's Dash Tesco, Uber's Rush, Breeze, Santa Monica's Wellbeing Project, Traffle's travel app and SmartMat. Our mobile minute featuring Chuck Martin asks "do people still go into stores" and our special guests are Brian Menell and Richard Bagdonas of Mahana.

MM #285: Are 32% of the top web-only retailers showing their age?

Almost one third of the top performing web-only retailers aren't even providing their customers with a mobile-ready website - simply forcing them use the big screen version of their web experience on a small screen. Is this strategy for growth or a reluctance of some of the early pioneers and most innovative commerce companies to change with these new times.

MM #284: 6 mobile commerce trends for the remainder of 2014

What does the year ahead look like for mobile commerce? A study by Vantiv offers some great insight in the trends we should see come to fruition throughout the remainder of 2014. Chuck highlights a few of the key ones in this episode.

MM #283: 73% of consumers use this for product research and it isn’t your app

According to a recent survey by the e-tailing group and Local Corporation, only 24% of us use apps for product research. Mobile search, not apps, have become so important and so influential on what products consumers find and decide to ultimately buy. Based on this research you will see where the area to focus your efforts should be for converting browsers into buyers. Watch on!