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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A McDonald’s franchisee in Germany recently drove 10,500 visits and developed mobile relationships with 8,600 customers by enabling users of the Myfavorito app to scan a QR code and spin a virtual lottery wheel for a chance to win daily prizes.
In a significant sign of support for location-based mobile shopping, SK planet – a division of South Korea’s largest mobile carrier – has agreed to acquire loyalty application shopkick for approximately $200 million.
Restaurant chain Old Chicago’s digitized football challenge has returned for a second season with a bigger mobile focus, helping to drive more than 50 percent of use from smartphones and tablets.
A new report sheds some light on the question of whether or not social media engagement impacts retailers’ bottom lines, with the Facebook fans of one large regional grocery chain spending almost 50 percent more than non-fans.