We <3 Chubbies!

One of our latest projects is live, and it's a 5 STAR success (literally). Ladies and gentlebros, introducing the Chubbies app:

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What is this awesomeness? Read on for a description, direct from iTunes, then download the app to see for yourself.... 

The best and only app on the planet crafted exclusively for fire breathing shortsmen is finally here.

There’s quite literally nothing you can’t do with this marvel of iPhone app wizardry. Never before has a single app allowed humans to purchase phenomenal shorts so quickly, easily and refreshingly enjoyably as this.

Key features that are sure to make you say UHHHHHHHHH, NANANANAAAA:

•  It has shorts in it
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Made in the USA
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Fast as b*llz
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Doesn’t break your phone

Feel free to add this app to your home doc because, after all, every red blooded american man needs a shorts app on their home screen.

Need further convincing to download the app?...

Boomshakalaka!
Topics: Solutions Apps Company Client

Client Spotlight: Mark Lilien Talking About Mobile

Up next in our series of client spotlights is Mark Lilien, CIO of Things Remembered. In this video, Mark talks about staying on top of the latest and greatest in mobile commerce.

The hard work is paying off. Over the last year, mobile conversion rates at Things Remembered have doubled. According to Mark, "smartphones are a science into themselves," and we couldn't agree more. 

Thank you to Mark and everyone at Things Remembered for what will soon be four years of mobile innovation. (Where did the time go?!) We're proud to call you a partner, and we couldn't be more excited for what's down the road.





For additional client testimonials, click on the videos below:

 

Client Spotlight: Lamps Plus

 

Topics: Company Client

Retail Smartphone Revenue Increased 52% YOY

We've already talked mobile marketshare in some of our earlier posts, but how are retailers doing compared to last year?

To answer this year-over-year (YOY) growth question, we looked at a sample size of 74 brands running on our platform, all of which were tracked for both Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday periods in 2013 and 2014.

The results:

  • Smartphone visits increased 40% 
  • Smartphone orders increased 55% 
  • Smartphone revenue increased 52% 
  • Tablet visits increased 21% 
  • Tablet orders increased 46% 
  • Tablet revenue increased 49% 
Coming up next: aggregate sales and performance data for a sample of 100+ major retailers. Stay tuned!
Topics: Trends

Video Wrap-up: Cold Turkey Edition

Standard infographics not your thing? Check out this video summary instead! Sample size for this analysis included 35 retailers running on our platform during Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday

Topics: Trends Report

Who Says People Don't Spend Money on Phones?

Black Friday purchases included a $10,000 engagement ring!

Internet Retailer just released a nice summary of the Thanksgiving weekend (yes, that's a thing), up through Cyber Monday, and Branding Brand is included! In addition to exclusive Mobile Commerce Index data on year-over-year performance increases, the story also covers some of the top mobile purchases made on our platform, including a:

  • $2,800 log splitter
  • $3,800 7-piece dining room set
  • $4,300 riding lawnmower
  • $5,300 watch
  • $7,500 HDTV
  • $10,000 engagement ring ... yes, on a smartphone!

Read the full Internet Retailer article here.

Topics: Trends Report Holiday

Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia Top the Charts for Cyber Monday Mobile Shopping

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PRESS RELEASE:

Consumers in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Louisiana, and South Dakota know a good deal when they see one. Retail’s largest mobile commerce platform, Branding Brand, today released the results of its Mobile Commerce Index for Cyber Monday 2014, ranking these five locations as the highest-converting states for mobile shopping.

According to sales performance data from a sample of 35 North American retailers running on Branding Brand’s platform, mobile devices (smartphone and tablets combined) produced a total of 2,280,988 visits, 80,707 orders, and $7,407,412 in revenue on Cyber Monday. In addition, mobile devices generated:*

  • 47% of all online visits (63% iOS; 35% Android; 2% Other**)
    • 33% smartphones
    • 14% tablets
  • 32% of all online orders (66% iOS; 32% Android; 2% Other)
    • 18% smartphones
    • 14% tablets
  • 29% of all online revenue (75% iOS; 24% Android; 1% Other)
    • 14% smartphones
    • 15% tablets

*The above numbers do not include data from Branding Brand apps.
**Other includes Windows, BlackBerry, and other operating systems.

Compared to 2013, Branding Brand’s Mobile Commerce Index showed the following year-over-year increases for the same 35 retailers:

  • Mobile market share of all online visits increased 24%
  • Mobile market share of all online orders increased 55%
  • Mobile market share of all online revenue increased 71%

Mobile shopping visits peaked at 9 p.m. EST, while mobile revenue surged at 10 p.m. EST. Additional reports on the Holiday 2014 retail period are available at blog.brandingbrand.com.

About Branding Brand: Branding Brand powers mobile commerce sites and apps for over 200 of the world’s leading retailers, including American Eagle Outfitters, Ralph Lauren, and Sephora. Founded in 2008, the Company's B2E (Brand to Everywhere) platform seamlessly extends brands into consumer-friendly smartphones, tablets, and in-store experiences. Named the only mobile commerce leader, it is also the largest m-commerce provider to the Internet Retailer Top 500. For more information, visit www.brandingbrand.com or follow @brandingbrand on Twitter.

About the Mobile Commerce Index: The Branding Brand Mobile Commerce Index  (MCI) is the largest collection of data on retail websites specifically designed for Apple, Android, and other mobile devices. Issued monthly at blog.brandingbrand.com, the Index identifies e-commerce and consumer trends across samples of Branding Brand clients in various industries, including apparel, health and beauty, and home goods. In total, Branding Brand is responsible for the mobile websites and apps of over 200 major retailers around the world.

Holiday 2016: Consumer Shopping Survey

We discovered what people plan to browse and buying during the 2016 holiday shopping season. Check out what we found in the survey results. 

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Cyber Five 2016: Consumer Shopping Survey

People who purchased holiday gifts between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday revealed what they thought of their online and in-store experiences. Take a look at the survey highlights to find out how shoppers felt about this year's Cyber Five.

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

Topics: Trends Report Holiday

November Mobile Commerce Index Is Live

Retail orders from smartphones increased 77 percent over last year, according to Branding Brand's Mobile Commerce Index report for November 2014. Additionally, 52 percent of all online visits were mobile. For the complete report, click the chart below. 

 

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View the Mobile Commerce Index for November 2014.

Topics: Trends Report

This Time Last Year: Cyber Monday 2013

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Stay tuned! Cyber Monday 2014 data coming soon.... For media inquiries, contact press@brandingbrand.com.

Topics: Trends Holiday