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Can StreetHub help local retailers get in on the click-and-collect boom?

New research shows that one-in-five (19%) multichannel sales now comes from click-and-collect, up from 13% in the same period in 2012.

The figures are taken from sales data in Q3 2013 and show the importance of offering a click-and-collect service in the run up to Christmas.

Halfords and Argos have already proven the impact that the service can have on online sales, so it’s no wonder that small retailers also want to get in on the act.

A new service called StreetHub aims to make this possible in north London by creating ‘click-and-collect network of local boutiques with the best of design and fashion’.

Eight ways estate agents can make the most of mobile

Like most people I’m not a huge fan of estate agents, but like most people I’m also nosey and want to peek inside homes down my street.

This means that even though I am not in the market for a new home I find myself browsing estate agent websites more frequently than I perhaps should.

In general my snooping takes place on my mobile phone after I’ve spotted a ‘for sale’ sign while strolling to the tube, and as I don’t want to believe that I’m the only person in the world guilty of this behaviour I feel that mobile is an area that estate agents should be looking to exploit.

If someone sees a house up for sale or rent and wants to know more then it’s a good idea to allow them to access the details there and then, otherwise they may forget to look up the information when they finally get home or to work.

ASOS’s new mobile site is usable but unspectacular

New mobile sites are normally a big deal for ecommerce retailers, but ASOS recently updated its m-commerce store without the need for any fanfare.

I can’t find any official announcements about the redesign other than a tweet from director James Hart.

ASOS has been one of the major success stories in ecommerce and we frequently highlight its services and innovations as examples of industry best practice.

And as we previously reviewed the company’s first mobile site back in 2010 it seems a good time to revisit the site and see how it’s changed, so I took it for a test run using my Samsung Galaxy S2…