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Mobile preferred over print magazines for fashion inspiration, sales: report

September 9, 2016

Apparel retailers typically bet heavily on women’s magazines to drive inspiration heading into the fall and are overlooking the opportunity on mobile, where consumers are spending six hours every week looking at fashion, according to a new survey from GPShopper.

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Mobile is heaviest used banking channel as transactions multiply: report

September 6, 2016

Mobile is now the most heavily used banking channel, with the average user accessing mobile banking 8.4 times within a 30-day period, according to a new report from Fiserv.

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Ulta Beauty is early retail adopter of Apple’s Spotlight search

September 2, 2016

Cosmetics and salon chain Ulta Beauty is one of the first retailers to take advantage of Spotlight search for its iPhone application, enabling users to easily find recently viewed items by swiping on the screen.

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Chick-fil-A nourishes mobile ordering with in-app map features

August 16, 2016

Quick serve restaurant chain Chick-fil-A is enhancing mobile ordering by making it easier for users to choose and find the correct restaurant for picking up their order, including a Google satellite map and a highlighted route.

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Mobile commerce in review: Social and loyalty sales

August 15, 2016

Some retailers are driving excitement and sales by rewarding loyal customers with exclusive access to merchandise on social media. Watch this video for the full analysis.

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Apple Store’s updated app puts cross-selling front-and-center

August 10, 2016

The Apple Store’s updated mobile application bolsters the bridge between online and in-store shopping with new features such as recommendations for compatible products and the ability to scan and purchase items from an iPhone.

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Joss & Main adheres to mobile progress with in-app stickers

August 10, 2016

Home décor online retailer Joss & Main is adhering digital stickers to its mobile application to enhance the shareability of idea boards and make the experience more fun.

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Staples’ IoT focus pivots from home automation to smart office ordering

August 8, 2016

With competition in the home automation market growing, Staples is stepping away from its Staples Connect platform while continuing to focus on building the Staples Easy System smart-ordering service.

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Best Buy spurs omnichannel purchases with real-time in-app inventory filter

August 5, 2016

Shoppers on the Best Buy application can now filter their searches by which products are available for pickup that day at a store, pointing to the growing importance of real-time inventory insight for driving omnichannel shopping experiences.

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Samsung Pay drives smartphone-to-tablet payments at Red Robin

August 4, 2016

Samsung Pay has teamed up with Ziosk to enable smartphone-to-tablet payments for diners at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Friendly’s and Uno Pizzeria & Grill locations, adding a new layer of convenience to the growing area of tabletop devices in casual restaurants.

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