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Infographic: mobile and social media are driving retail

Mobile is increasingly a central strand in any retail strategy. Far beyond simply providing an app or mobile website, savvy retailers are bringing together mobile offers, loyalty programmes and location services with social media. Understanding how mobile and social go hand-in-hand is explored in more depth in this infographic from…
Tim Banks
December 15, 2015
m-commerceMEF Asia

Infographic: m-commerce in Southeast Asia

85 per cent of consumers in Southeast Asia are comfortable shopping on mobile devices. That's according to this recent research and infographic from e-commerce firm iprice. There are however some bumps in the road. 67 per cent of respondents listed a “better payment method” as the most important improvement to…
Tim Banks
December 8, 2015
Guest blogm-commerceMobile PaymentsOpinions

mPOS – at the intersection of payments, service and engagement

Mobile-point-of-sale (mPOS) is disrupting the way payments are accepted and opening up new levels of customer engagement. Initially conceived as a low cost and convenient solution for small businesses (that traditionally weren’t able to process card transactions), larger enterprises from high-street retailers to healthcare businesses are experimenting with mPOS and…
Tim Banks
October 14, 2015
Guest blogm-commerceMobile PaymentsRegulation

Direct Carrier Billing and Boku’s e-money: from digital to physical purchases

Until recently, in Europe, direct carrier billing (AKA direct operator billing) was restricted to the purchase of digital goods and operated under an exemption to the European Union’s Payment Services Directive (PSD). This regulatory framework was largely established to deal with the purchase of ringtones and wallpapers. Now however, it’s possible for…
Sam Hill
December 10, 2014

Mobile payments driving global m-commerce adoption

MEF this week released the first report in its Global Consumer Insights Series on Mobile Money, authored by editor in chief of Mobile Money Revolution, Tim Green and with Analytics partner, On Device Research. The report analyses data from 10,000 respondents in 13 countries, highlighting regional & global trends in…
Sam Hill
January 24, 2014
Guest blogm-commerce

New year’s resolution #1: improve your mobile experience

As we all take stock of another successful holiday season, Amy King,  MEF Member and VP of Product Marketing at marketing intelligence company Evidon  assesses the increasingly crucial role of m-commerce and shares tips on how to improve your business' mobile website and app performance. Press outlets are already proclaiming the global success of…
Sam Hill
January 9, 2014