Since the initial introduction of what many describe to be the first “traditional” smartphone, The Simon in 1993, smartphones have grown into a formidable beast, tearing through industries, reshaping businesses, pummeling all products and services in their paths and ultimately, changing our day-to-day lives.
Today, we see the smartphone as the tool of the future.
In case you didn't hear, Amazon celebrated its 20th anniversary with Prime Day; a one-day shopping event that had even more deals than Black Friday. The sale was limited to prime members, but included deals on electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, and many other popular items.
With 244 million active users, Amazon is by far the largest online retailer in the world. But how does it compare to the big brick-and-mortar players? In honor of Prime Day, WebpageFX created an infographic comparing the eCommerce giant to the world’s largest retailer: Walmart.
Today, you can shop from basically anywhere. At least, Jonathan Alferness does. “We’re squeezing more and more into the very thin slices of time we have in our lives,” the Google Shopping VP said at a retail-focused event at Google’s New York City HQ last week.
In February we looked at global opportunities for online retailers and found that shoppers across the globe are becoming increasingly confident in purchasing goods online. Roughly 42% of the world’s population has access to the internet and it’s expected that mobile will push internet penetration beyond 50% by late 2016.