Research from eBay has found Birmingham to be the top location for mobile shopping, followed by South London, Sheffield, Nottingham and Belfast.

Olivier Ropars, eBay senior director for EU mobile, said: ‘Shoppers want convenience, speed and choice – they want to shop anytime, anywhere, on any device and retailers have to respond to how they are shopping.’

The increasing use of smartphones and tablets by shoppers to purchase goods shows the opportunities mobile technology presents to retailers.

Apps are a big priority right now, consequently some retailers require technology or IT consultants to coordinate the design and delivery of these.

Find out more about IT careers in retail.

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