Top 8 complaints about mobile shopping reveal persistent issues

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A survey of 100,000 online shoppers by Bizrate Insights shows that, despite gains made in the mobile user experience, consumers are still frustrated by the need to pinch and zoom, slow load times and inconsistent product availability, suggesting retailers still have a ways to go when it comes to building better mobile sites and applications.

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Announcing Mcommerce Summit 2016 New York May 5

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Register now for the nation’s No. 1 conference focused on how retailers are tapping mobile for driving on-device and in-store transactions and how mobile commerce will immensely influence consumer shopping decisions in 2016. Hear speakers from Walmart, Walgreens, IKEA, Staples, Google and Boston Retail Partners share mcommerce strategy and best practice.

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Dunkin’ Donuts targets the lovestruck with Facebook Live, geofilters

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Dunkin’ Donuts is stirring up sales ahead of Valentine’s Day by promoting its love-themed digital gift cards and featuring its heart-shaped donuts in a live stream session on Facebook, paving the way for food and beverage brands to capitalize on major holidays.

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Webinar on Feb. 25: Mobile roadmap for retailers: How to prepare for 2016 and beyond

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Constantly trying to keep ahead of the competition, retailers are working hard to align their digital roadmap with shifting consumer expectations. Join Alexander Ringsdorff and Margie Bell from NewStore for an educational, hour-long webinar on Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. ET where they will explain what to include in your digital roadmap for the coming year.

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Kmart incentivizes fans to send social valentines via Dubsmash partnership

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Kmart is joining forces with selfie video application Dubsmash to entice shoppers to send social valentines to loved ones on Valentine’s Day, backing up engagement with a $25 gift card reward for consumers who take early action.

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Foursquare jumps into mobile ordering via delivery.com integration

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Foursquare is attempting to regain its footing as a popular local discovery application by enabling users to purchase groceries, food and alcohol, thanks to a partnership with ordering platform delivery.com.

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Mobile Minutes: Pandora explores sale; Banks hit patent office; HBO Now builds slowly; Virtual reality in classrooms

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Today in mobile marketing – Pandora is said to have held talks about selling itself; Disrupting banks? Go see what they’re doing at the patent office; HBO Now slow to catch on with cord-cutters; Virtual reality learns how to get into the classroom.

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Target’s groundbreaking music break during Grammys extends to social – Mobile Marketer

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Mobile Marketer today -Target’s groundbreaking music break during Grammys extends to social; Opera tries to translate mobile advertising growth to Chinese market.

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Dior creates individualized beauty experience in stores – Luxury Daily

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Luxury Daily today – Dior creates individualized beauty experience in stores; Children’s wear market growth immune to economic fluctuations: report.

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Mobile Commerce Daily will not publish Monday, Feb. 15 in honor of Presidents’ Day

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Mobile Commerce Daily will not be publishing on Monday, Feb. 15 in honor of Presidents’ Day. Enjoy the holiday.

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Q4 2015 mobile site performance benchmark report

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The sixth installment in an exclusive series, this publication is reporting on quarterly mobile site performance as monitored by Catchpoint Systems, New York. Find out in this installment how leading brands in the retail, banking and travel sectors fared.

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How to court a mobile app user

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Mobile users may discover some applications on their own, but in fact, app advertising is the driving force responsible for 57 percent of new app downloads. And for app advertising to continue to attract a steady stream of loyal users, app marketers must perfect their courting skills.

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Kmart, Sears embrace mobile’s exclusivity with inventory scanning, sales alerts

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Kmart and Sears have both updated their applications with the ability to receive alerts on specials before they are available more broadly and scan in-store items to check online inventory, highlighting how retailers can leverage mobile to provide added value to loyal shoppers.

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