5 things to avoid in mobile commerce this holiday season

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As consumer confidence in mobile grows, so does mobile-originating traffic to retail Web sites. In fact, according to a June 2014 comScore report, fully 60 percent of digital media time spent online by consumers is originating from smartphones and tablets, a figure that has increased 50 percent over 2013.

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Sam’s Club traveling deeper into mobile with app rollout

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Sam’s Club’s rollout of a mobile travel application next month will meet the mobile customer’s demand for convenience in all areas of life, including travel planning.

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Mobile Women to Watch Summit New York Nov. 4: Walgreens, Starwood Hotels, Conde Nast, USA Today, Eli Lilly, Earth’s Best

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Registration is open for the Mobile Women to Watch 2015 Summit New York on Tuesday, Nov. 4 featuring speakers from Walgreens, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Conde Nast Entertainment, Eli Lilly, USA Today, Scripps Network, Earth’s Best and Ella’s Kitchen, RCA Records and AutoTrader.com, as well as honoring 25 women who are expected to make a difference in mobile advertising, marketing, media and commerce next year.

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Apple Pay aims for the fence with World Series initiatives

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A multitude of events surrounding mobile payments will be seen during this year’s World Series, including MasterCard and Major League Baseball’s support for Apple Pay.

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Local merchants receive free beacons to boost Perka loyalty program

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Approximately 1,000 street-level merchants who have the Perka mobile loyalty solution will receive a free beacon this week, enabling customers who opt into the program to automatically check in, get credit for their purchases and earn loyalty rewards.

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HSN drives mobile-only sales in holiday-shopping lead-up

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HSN, once again getting a leg up on Black Friday this holiday season, will offer shoppers mobile-only offers on its site and applications during Cyber Week.

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U.S. Bank extends corporate card program via real-time app

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In the latest example of how banks have been focusing on streamline mobile experiences this year, U.S. Bank has launched a new mobile application for corporate users that provides real-time access to account information, recent transactions and upcoming due dates.

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Marketers’ use of mobile technologies does not match customer behaviors: Forrester – Mobile Marketer

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Mobile Marketer today – Marketers’ use of mobile technologies does not match customer behaviors: Forrester; Google Inbox will spur more efficient, personal targeting of email campaigns.

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Mercedes-Benz lets consumers customize GLA model on Instagram – Luxury Daily

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Luxury Daily today – Mercedes-Benz lets consumers customize GLA model on Instagram; Lane Crawford welcomes Fortnum & Mason into Hong Kong stores.

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Urban Outfitters tackles thorny in-app product search challenge

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While many retailers are still struggling with in-app product search, Urban Outfitters is addressing the challenge head-on with new filters, sorters and search capabilities designed to make it easier to quickly find merchandise.

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Target’s wish list app brings holiday tradition into mobile era

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Target is giving a holiday-shopping tradition a mobile-era makeover with a wish list application enabling parents to see, manage and share kids’ favorite items that also integrates with the retailer’s print catalog via augmented reality.

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Mobile Women to Watch Summit New York Nov. 4: Walgreens, Starwood Hotels, Conde Nast, USA Today, Eli Lilly, Earth’s Best

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Registration is open for the Mobile Women to Watch 2015 Summit New York on Tuesday, Nov. 4 featuring speakers from Walgreens, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Conde Nast Entertainment, Eli Lilly, USA Today, Scripps Network, Earth’s Best and Ella’s Kitchen, RCA Records and AutoTrader.com, as well as honoring 25 women who are expected to make a difference in mobile advertising, marketing, media and commerce next year.

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App reliability on Halloween could influence Cyber Monday sales: report

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A bad experience with a retailer’s mobile application while shopping for Halloween would negatively impact the likelihood of returning on Cyber Monday for 71 percent of Americans, according to a new report from Soasta.

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