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Smartwatch payments challenged by lack of consumer interest: report

October 14, 2014

While smartwatches are expected to give mobile payments a much-needed boost, a new report suggests that consumers are not exactly clamoring to pay for purchases using one of these devices.

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Mobile blurs distinction between customer acquisition, experience: BloomReach

October 10, 2014

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – A BloomReach executive at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 said that retailers should build more unified offerings to take advantage of how mobile is blurring the distinction between customer acquisition and customer experiences.

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Bloomingdale’s exec: Beacons need value-driven campaigns, consistent experiences

October 8, 2014

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – A Bloomingdale’s executive at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 said that beacon strategies require campaigns and education so that consumers know what to expect when they engage with the in-store technology.

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Pizza Hut exec: Apple Pay’s initial impact could be limited

October 7, 2014

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – Executives from several merchants at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 are split on Apple Pay’s near-term potential, citing both significant opportunities as well as challenges faced by the new payments scheme.

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Marriott seeks mobile contextual moments that matter

October 7, 2014

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – A Marriott International executive at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 said that figuring out what are the right contextual moments on mobile to engage with customers is a big lesson that needs to learned.

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Groupon launches standalone app for receipts-based offers

October 3, 2014

Groupon has launched its first standalone mobile application, Snap by Groupon, giving users a way to earn cash back for grocery purchases by snapping a picture of their receipt.

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Hotels.com adds value to mobile bookings via smart watch integration

October 3, 2014

Hotels.com is enabling travelers using its mobile booking application to receive hotel notifications on their Android smart watches as a way to make traveling more seamless.

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Visuals are indispensable for converting millennial shoppers on mobile: report

October 2, 2014

Pictures and visuals are cited by 55 percent of millennials as the element of the mobile shopping experience they would not live without, according to a new report from Instart Logic.

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Walmart tests mobile-enabled click-and-collect grocery service

October 2, 2014

Walmart is testing a new same-day pick-up concept enabling customers to order groceries online or by mobile phone and retrieve their orders from a drive-up facility.

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Will PayPal lose its mobile stronghold as NFC payments gain?

October 1, 2014

EBay’s decision to spin-off PayPal – something company executives insisted was not in the works just months ago – reflects just how quickly mobile payments are heating up following Apple Pay’s launch, renewing enthusiasm for near-field communications technology.

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