SOURCE: Mobify

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June 05, 2017 08:50 ET

Mobify Customer Lancome Wins Mobile Commerce Excellence Award

Internet Retailer Excellence Awards honor most innovative and successful brands in global ecommerce; Progressive Web App Implementation leads to 17% increase in conversions

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2017) - Mobify® customer Lancôme's Progressive Web App (PWA) is the Mobile Commerce winner in the 2017 Internet Retailer Excellence Awards, honoring the retailer showing the greatest creativity, performance and sales growth from a mobile-specific website or app.

Lancôme's new mobile site can be seen at: http://www.lancome-usa.com/.

Built by mobile commerce leader Mobify, the new Lancôme PWA is increasing conversions by 17% for the world's leading luxury beauty brand. It has captured industry attention as a showcase example of the power of PWAs to overcome the limitations of the web, keep customers engaged and drive revenue. Mobify's approach to PWAs will be featured in partner SAP Hybris Commerce's Booth 401 at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE 2017) June 6-9 at Chicago's McCormick Place West.

"We wanted our mobile site to be the best foundation for simple, immediate, and contextual customer engagement," said Lancôme Vice President of Digital Marketing & Ecommerce Malik Abu-Ghazaleh. "Working with Mobify, we are able to show our mobile face to customers in the best light."

With the look and feel of a native app but hosted on the mobile web - where it is discoverable by the more than 5 billion connected devices worldwide - the new Lancôme site is first to incorporate a number of cutting-edge mobile web technologies. These include Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for fast loading ecommerce experiences, in Lancôme's case, delivering early results of four times faster load time for AMP-enabled pages. New engagement technologies such as real-time web push notifications and one of retail's first implementations of mobile web payments via Apple Pay are delivering extraordinary results: the average click-through rate for web push notifications is 9.8%, and the click-through rate for push notifications triggered by cart abandonment is 18%. This translates to direct revenue, Lancôme reports, as the conversion rate for shoppers who arrive on the site via a cart abandonment push notification is an impressive 8%. Mobile traffic overall is up 51% as a percentage of daily traffic, with bounce rate down 14% since launching the site late last year.

According to Mobify CEO Igor Faletski, "We congratulate Lancôme for this prestigious award and for their foresight in seeing how a mobile-first strategy is essential for success in the current retail climate. It's exciting to see major brands adopting Progressive Web Apps, with awards such as this one greatly helping to raise visibility for the lightning fast, engaging experience now possible on the mobile web."

About Mobify
Mobify is the #1 provider of Progressive Web Apps for ecommerce for retailers and brands that want to close the gap between desktop and mobile conversion rates, keep up with customer expectations and win loyal customer relationships. The Mobify Platform delivers a unified customer experience across mobile web and apps, while building customer relationships through push notifications and store drivers. Leading global brands including Lancôme, Crabtree & Evelyn, Paula's Choice, Carnival Cruise Line, London Drugs, Burlington, PureFormulas, Superdry, Columbia, eXtra Electronics, and ThinkGeek generate extensive revenue through the Mobify Platform and rely on Mobify to grow their customer lifetime value. www.mobify.com

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