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Mobile necessary for taking advantage of expected back-to-school windfall

July 15, 2015

While a jump in the number of consumers expecting to spend more during the upcoming back-to-school shopping season is good news for retailers, successfully grabbing a piece of the action will require a strong mobile-focused omnichannel strategy.

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Mcommerce sales growth for physical goods outpaces all other categories: report

July 10, 2015

Mobile online shopping generates $19 for every $1 spent through in-store proximity purchasing, and with the sale of physical goods quickly growing via mobile applications and browsers, shoppers’ comfort levels with the channel are clearly on the rise, according to a new report from Javelin.

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Buy buttons are more hype than reality so far: Forrester

July 8, 2015

While there is significant interest this year in buy buttons on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Google and Twitter, limited availability and poor execution are among the factors likely to hamper their potential to impact sales, according to a Forrester Research analyst.

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38pc of millennial moms are reachable in-store via beacons: report

July 7, 2015

With the number of millennials recently surpassing baby boomers in the United States, it is not surprising that new research released today pinpoints millennial moms as the largest group of consumers reachable via beacon proximity engagements in-store.

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Marketers not keeping up with shift to contextual coupons: Forrester

July 6, 2015

Marketers are not keeping up with the overwhelming shift to digital and mobile when it comes to how consumers find, store and use coupons, according to a new report from Forrester Research.

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PayPal builds cross-border cred with Xoom acquisition

July 6, 2015

PayPal’s $890 million acquisition of digital money transfer company Xoom reflects the company’s ongoing efforts to retain and build on its status as a mobile payments leader as competition in the space continues to grow.

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Citi addresses demands for easier mobile access with redesigned app

July 2, 2015

Citi’s brand-new iPhone application takes a significant step forward in further streamlining mobile banking with the integration of Touch ID and Apple Watch.

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Traditional retailers crush ecommerce giants in omnichannel shopping

July 1, 2015

Ecommerce retailers such as Amazon and eBay are doubling down on mobile-driven omnichannel shopping experiences, but struggle to deliver the same level of convenience that traditional retailers can harness and which smartphone-equipped shoppers are demanding.

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Barclays forgoes Apple Pay while boosting wearables-based contactless payments

June 30, 2015

As Apple Pay gears up to launch in Britain in July, Barclays Bank – one of the region’s major financial institutions – remains an important holdout while ramping up its own wearables-based contactless payments strategy.

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Rue La La sees increased smartphone app engagement with Apple Watch

June 29, 2015

While it is still early days for Apple Watch applications, flash sales retailer Rue La La reports increased engagement with its smartphone app as a result of the watch, promising news for the numerous merchants who quickly jumped onboard with smartwatch offerings.

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