How smartphones and tablets are fueling commerce

Smartphones and tablets are driving both in-store and online commerce, but their roles are distinct in many ways. Nielsen shed some light on how consumers are using both devices to aid their shopping. Overall, 79 percent of respondents have shopped using their smartphone or tablet.…

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Tablets: the perfect shopping device

In just a short time, modern tablets have become potent shopping tools that generate an outsize effect on online commerce. 2011 was the year that the tablet became an online retailer's best friend as it emerged as the preferred device for many shoppers to make purchases.…

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EBay, PayPal see a very mobile future

EBay's mobile business is growing so fast, it doesn't even know how to predict what to expect months into the future. It's now predicting it will do $8 billion in gross merchandise value and PayPal will do $7 billion in mobile payment volume in 2012.…

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7 apps for conquering Black Friday

With Black Friday just around the corner, your iPhone might be your greatest weapon for getting the best deals around. Just be sure you download these apps, and remember not to literally crash through doors, regardless of what retailer marketing says they'd like you to do.…

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