Sam’s Club challenges Amazon Go with Scan & Go app

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Warehouse retailer Sam’s Club is expanding the use of its Amazon Go-type store solution that allows customers to scan products with a mobile application and walk out with them, skipping the line at the check-out entirely.

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Sears’ Digital Tire Journey aids tire purchasing through AI

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Sears is rolling out a new Web and mobile application that uses artificial intelligence to help customers pick and purchase tires for their car.

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Nissan promotes X-Trail SUV with custom online store, social media campaign

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Japanese car manufacturer Nissan is offering a unique promotion for consumers in its home country in promotion of its latest SUV model, opening a mobile-optimized store that features five products inspired by the vehicle.

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Mobile Minutes: Trump’s effect on tech; No defects in Tesla accident; Google AI; Zuckerberg sues Hawaii family

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Today in mobile marketing – What does a Trump presidency mean for tech?; U.S. regulator finds no evidence of defects after Tesla death probe; Google’s Sergey Brin ‘surprised’ by speed of AI advancements; Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sues Hawaiian families over Kauai land.

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Best marketers in multichannel space pay attention to lifetime value: Google exec – Mobile Marketer

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Mobile Marketer today – Best marketers in multichannel space pay attention to lifetime value: Google exec; Mobile has disrupted media, created opportunities, say Time, Gannett execs.

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Jaguar Land Rover launches VR experience to accelerate car shopping – Luxury Daily

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Luxury Daily today – Jaguar Land Rover launches VR experience to accelerate car shopping; Rarity, limited POS essential to niche brands as luxury becomes overused term.

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Out-of-home media in 2017: Embracing the seismic shift towards audience

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There was a time when, if you wanted to buy OOH media in a city, you could select media owners who occupied specific places or venue types that you felt matched your desired audience: business people in office buildings or vehicle owners at gas stations, for example. Not anymore.

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Mobile search correlates to higher purchase conversion rate

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NEW YORK – Customers who search for products on mobile are 57 percent more likely to visit a store and 51 percent more likely to make a purchase, suggesting that understanding mobile shopping and search behavior is more important than ever, according to an ecommerce executive.

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On-the-Go Ordering our biggest operational change since drive-thru: Dunkin’ Donuts exec

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NEW YORK — An executive from Dunkin’ Donuts enumerated twelve “innovation insights” for an audience at Mobile FirstLook 2017, many of which were centered around the reduction of consumer friction, labeled as one of the top bulwarks for food-and-beverage consumers.

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Vitamin Shoppe slowly but surely making mobile a priority

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NEW YORK – With a new mobile application on the horizon, Vitamin Shoppe is in the middle of a slow but steady modernization effort to bring real mobile value to its customers.

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Mobile Minutes: Government social media; Women’s March start-up; Samsung heir prosecuted; Brexit affects apps

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Today in mobile marketing – Governments suck at social media, but you deserve some blame; Women’s March gives boost to start-up for bus sharing; Prosecutor makes case today for putting Samsung heir in jail; Brexit hangover results in higher prices for Apple apps.

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In an age of democratized content, consumers still expect the unexpected: Hershey’s exec – Mobile Marketer

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Mobile Marketer today – In an age of democratized content, consumers still expect the unexpected: Hershey’s exec; Before mobile emphasis, underinvestment in tech led to bleak growth prospects: PetSmart exec.

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New luxury lies in untapped markets, business models and mindsets – Luxury Daily

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Luxury Daily today – New luxury lies in untapped markets, business models and mindsets; Bricks-and-mortar traditions need to break to cater to digital-first consumers: Microsoft.

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