Increase in vendor trade-in programs expected in response to slowing smartphone sales

This year marks the first year ever to see single-digit growth in the smartphone market. IDC reports overall smartphone shipments grew 9.8 percent, or 1.43 billion units, in 2015. IDC expects smartphone sales to maintain a slow growth rate until 2019. It’s theorized that the small growth percentage is attributed to lower shipments from the…

Record amount of Black Friday purchases made on mobile devices

This year, a record amount of 1.5 billion purchases were completed on mobile devices on Black Friday and Thanksgiving. Adobe reports the 1.5 billion contributed to the overall $4.45 billion online purchases completed in this time period. While the overall amount of online purchases during Thanksgiving and Black Friday has risen, the average amount of…