Posts Tagged ‘iPhone App’

QVC To Roll Out Enhanced iPhone, Android and Blackberry Applications

May 23, 2010

Catching up on last week’s news again, this time with QVC’s announcement that plan to launch apps for Android and BlackBerry smartphones, as well as unveil an enhanced version of its QVC iPhone App. These services are expected to be offered in the coming weeks.

New highlights of the apps for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone include the ability to view customer ratings and reviews and filter search results by category.

The Android and iPhone apps will also provide the users of these devices with access to a full 16:9 HD feed of QVC’s live broadcast.

“The QVC shopping experience has evolved over the years based on an open, continuous dialogue we’ve shared with our customers,” Angie Simmons, QVC’s executive vice president of multichannel platforms, said in a canned statement. “We’re thrilled to provide them with even more options to access our product offerings and to stay engaged with our shopping community – no matter where they are or what they are doing.”

With the QVC apps for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone smartphones, users of these devices will also be able to access QVC’s Today’s Special Value and One Time Only Value.

Now can someone tell us what an Android is in this context? We assume we’re not talking about a little robot, like in sci fi movies. We know, we’re Luddites.


ShopNBC Customers Can Now Place Orders Directly From Their Mobile Devices

February 9, 2010

If we had had a BlackBerry or iPhone, we would love this: ShopNBC customers will now be able to order goodies from the home shopping channel directly from their mobile devices.

Tuesday ShopNBC said it is launching new mobile e-commerce capabilities as well as a second version two of its ShopNBC iPhone application, which will enable customers to shop and place orders directly from smart mobile phones and devices, including iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Palm Pre and Droid.

The all-new ShopNBC mobile platform was developed in partnership with Usablenet, a mobile Web platform for leading brands, offers on-the-go access to

ShopNBC customers can shop and order from the multichannel electronic retailer’s entire selection of more than 10,000 items, discover daily specials, search for products by keyword or item number, and check order and shipping status.

In concert with the new mobile e-commerce enhancements, ShopNBC is also rolling out its second version of its iPhone application. Last April ShopNBC became the first TV shopping retailer to release a shopping application for the iPhone and iPod touch.

The new ShopNBC version, available as a free download from, builds on the success of the initial ShopNBC iPhone app by offering a more comprehensive, user-friendly interface, which includes key features of and the ability to order directly from the iPhone and iPod Touch.

“We are excited about advancing the cause of our mobile e-commerce strategy for the benefit of the customer,” Carol Steinberg, ShopNBC’s senior vice president of e-commerce and marketing, said in a prepared statement.

“With fast, easy access to our entire product selection coupled with the ability to accept merchandise orders directly from mobile devices, ShopNBC has further enhanced its shopping experience. Now, in step with an on-the-go lifestyle, customers have the ease of knowing that ShopNBC’s unique items and top values are always at their fingertips.”

Home-Shopaholics Rejoice: QVC Has Launched New Free iPHone App

December 2, 2009

Now QVC addicts can buy items on the home shopping network no matter where they are, via their iPhone and iPod Touch.

The No. 1 home shopping network is now offering a QVC iPhone App so you can “stay in the know when you’re on the go with fashion, beauty, jewelry, electronics, and more. Plus, never miss another Today’s Special Value — our best offer of the day, good for one day only,” QVC says on its Web site.

QVC says you can search for products, “Speed Buy” items, and stay connected with QVC with “this easy-to-use application that anyone can download for free.”

Existing customers can Speed Buy an item by entering their account information. New customers can use a “Call to Order feature” to order over the phone or create an account.

The QVC App’s features include:

An easy-to-navigate home page that features QVC’s top promotions and products. Users can find the Today’s Special Value offer, One Time Only Values, items on the air, and items recently on the air all in one place.

Full search capability to make it easy to find items, by searching by item number, product description, brand, phrase or word.

With just one tap users can view product images, information, sizing and color swatches.

You can e-mail an item to a friend or to yourself as a reminder to view a product later.

You can Speed Buy to purchase items quickly. Current customers can use their existing QVC account information (Customer Number or e-mail address and PIN) to Speed Buy items.

If you aren’t a QVC customer or don’t have your account information handy, you can just use the Call to Order feature to complete your order over the phone. Our app can also save your Customer Number for faster purchases in the future.

“QVC has evolved into a destination of community – it’s a place where shoppers gather to be entertained and informed,” Angie Simmons, QVC’s executive vice president of multichannel platforms, said in a canned statement. “This app for iPhone and iPod touch is an intelligent extension of our mobile presence. Developed with the customer in mind, it allows them to stay connected to our dynamic programming anytime, no matter where they are.”

The QVC App is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch, and requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

In January QVC made its mobile debut, rolling out a suite of services, including features to receive mobile alerts and to buy items sold on QVC via text ordering. Additionally, it simultaneously unveiled its mobile Web site,, where customers can browse QVC product, show information and make purchases.