Acme Tools has announced that it will be using IBM’s products to make shopping easier for consumers.
Leading authorized tools and equipment retailer, Acme Tools, has recently announced that it has launched the mobile commerce version of its website, to make it easier for consumers to be able to shop for what they need using their smartphones.
This new platform is designed to provide the company’s customers with a seamless shopping experience.
The mobile commerce platform, itself, was developed by BlueSky Technology Partners. It has been created in order to leverage the IMB WebSphere Commerce investments that Acme Tools has already been making for its site on the standard web. The purpose is to make sure that customers will be able to browse, compare, and purchase the products that they want, no matter where they are and what device they prefer.
Mobile commerce traffic and sales are rapidly growing in importance, according to an IBM study.
By the last quarter of last year, smartphone and tablet based traffic was making up almost 35 percent of all traffic that was being generated online. Year over year, this represented an increase of about 40 percent. Furthermore, sales made over these smaller screen devices made up almost 17 percent of all online sales, which represented a year over year increase of 46 percent over 2012’s figures.
The smartphone friendly site was created specifically to help to lower the necessary load time and to help to improve the overall user experience. It was designed to be easier to search, browse, and buy on a device with a small screen, a slower internet connection, and a touch screen keyboard.
Users that are registered with the site will be able to use cross platform features, which include saving to a wish list. This allows people to be able to add items at their convenience, and then checkout later on when they are ready. It also helps to appeal to the many people who like to browse over mobile commerce, but make their final purchase over a desktop or laptop device because of the greater ease of using a keyboard, a larger screen, and greater security.