Over the next few years contactless payment to retailers via cards, mobile and wearables will reach $1.3 trillion globally by 2019, over double the amount predicted for this year. According to Juniper Research based in Hampshire, cards will contribute the most in total contactless transactions, accounting for 80 percent of payment in 2019 and will account for more than $2 trillion worldwide by 2021.
Yep you heard that right, the telecommunications provider Verizon have agreed to pay $20m to secure the rights to screen a single regular NFL football match this autumn.
FA Cup finalist Arsenal have launched an Amazon Alexa Skill which makes them the first Premier League club to do so. Skill will let fans live stream matches through their Amazon Echo devices and will give fans in both the UK and the US access to pre-match build-up, line-ups, live commentary, score updates, and post-match analysis
Working with Vizeum, Stella Artois are the first global brand to run a campaign with Blis Futures which will help to drive customers into pubs, add engagement and increase sales.
Ikea reported sales up nearly a third following its focus on easing the path to cross-channel shopping. Some 13.4 per cent of total sales of £1.72 billion took place over the internet in the year to August 31.
With Black Friday, already a hazy memory the annual sales shopping day was less busy on the streets with the majority of shoppers choosing to shop online and on mobiles to pick up bargains.