Kate Nicholson
Apr 21, 2011

INSIGHT: The smartphone retailing revolution

Telecommunications technology is all set to turn retail on its head, as consumers in Asia catch up with the rest of the world and use their phones to shop.

Smartphones... for information, comparison, shopping, bills and recipes

With the ubiqitiousness of smartphones, consumers in Asia have everything they need in their pockets to compare item prices and service, pull up ratings, log onto sites that capture consumer sentiments and even make payments for goods, without going anywhere near a till.

“It’s taken brands and retailers a very long time to recognise they are no longer at the centre of the retail journey,” says Andrew Knott, regional head of digital at Euro RSCG...

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