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Mobile in Retail - Thematic Research

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Mobile in Retail - Thematic Research
Published: May 31, 2018 Content info: 37 Pages
Description

As consumer retail spend continues to shift online and shoppers shop less in physical stores, the mobile channel is becoming increasingly important. The online market is set to be the fastest growing area of retail within the next five years and spend via smartphone is rising rapidly as consumers continue to turn to their convenient handheld devices to complete everyday tasks.

Despite cost pressures and restricted funds available to invest across numerous areas that require development, the mobile channel is one of the most important areas that retailers must invest in in order to achieve future growth.

Retailers are responding to the growth in mobile spend in various ways. Many have introduced functional apps and mobile optimised websites to ensure the mobile shopping experience is user friendly and seamless in order to drive conversion despite the screen size being much smaller than most desktops or laptops. Online pureplays such as Amazon and ASOS have implemented useful functions within their apps such as the ability to pay via Google Pay on ASOS' android app and push notifications to inform customers of updates to their orders on Amazon's app.

Scope

  • This report focuses on the growing importance of the mobile channel in retail.
  • It discusses how retailers are responding to the growth in mobile spend in various ways.
  • It identifies the retail leaders and laggards in relation to the mobile proposition.

Reasons to buy

  • The report identifies retailers who lead in responding to the eight key mobile themes identified and the laggards within each category.
  • It highlights the main trends in the retail industry over the next 12 to 24 months.
  • It gives an industry analysis, discussing the need for retailers to shift their focus to make mobile a priority.
  • It provides an overview of the retail industry value chain.
  • It identifies eight key areas within mobile in the retail sector.
  • The report provides a technology briefing and the history of mobile.
Table of Contents
Product Code: GDRT-TR-S005

Table of Contents

PLAYERS 3

TRENDS 4

    Technology trends 4

    Macroeconomic trends 7

    Retail trends 9

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS 10

    Market size and growth forecasts 10

    Competitive analysis 11

    Retail case studies 17

    Mergers and acquisitions 19

    Timeline 21

VALUE CHAIN 22

EIGHT MOBILE THEMES 23

    Mobile as a priority 23

    Mobile apps 24

    Personalisation 25

    Mobile payments and wallets 25

    Voice assisted shopping 26

    Use of QR codes 27

    Enhanced instore experience 27

    Use of beacon technology 28

COMPANIES SECTION 30

TECHNOLOGY BRIEFING 34

    Definitions 34

    History of Mobile 35

APPENDIX: OUR "THEMATIC" RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 36

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