VANCOUVER, BC – April 18, 2014 – iQmetrix, the leading provider of retail management software for the North American wireless industry, today released sales statistics from the new Samsung Galaxy S5's launch weekend (Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13).
TechCrunch reported today that Apple announced its new CarPlay system for iOS in-car controls at the Geneva Motor Show. "(The move) could massively expand the Apple mobile ecosystem – by turning cars into app-enabled iPhone accessories," wrote TechCrunch's Darrell Etherington.
I recently got a call from my wireless carrier letting me know my contract would soon expire. They wanted to know: Was I happy with my phone or was I planning an upgrade?
That gave me pause. I was perfectly happy with my phone. But as someone who follows the industry closely, being reminded my phone was two years old* made my mind race through all the leaps and bounds handset technology has made since I got my last phone.
*Editor’s note: That’s 55 in phone years -- time for retirement.
Smartphones have dramatically changed the way people shop.
What consumers want: Omnichannel shopping experiences
Today’s mobile consumer has unprecedented access to product and pricing information. The challenge for retailers is to deliver omnichannel retail experiences that deliver the shopping experience consumers are looking for.
But what are omnichannel experiences? And how do they coincide with consumers' desired experiences?
VANCOUVER, BC – Dec. 6, 2013 – iQmetrix, the leading provider of retail management software for the North American wireless industry, today released statistics on smartphones purchased during Black Friday week (Tuesday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Dec. 1). iQmetrix sampled data fromapproximately 15,000 store locations across the U.S., revealing year-over-year buying trends from Black Friday 2011, 2012 and 2013. (See full infographic below.)