Amazon Prime is expanding its mobile-enabled Prime Now service to include delivery capabilities from a slew of Manhattan eateries and grocery stores, including D’Agostino and Billy’s Bakery, as competition continues to heat up in the delivery application space.
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StubHub’s mobile and tablet applications have undergone a significant update to customize the process of purchasing event tickets even more, including adding a personalization algorithm to recommend activities, ESPN content for sports fans, enhanced mobile ticketing options to replace physical tickets and mobile payment options for Android users.
Kroger’s Food 4 Less no-frills grocery division is leveraging an augmented reality platform with a mobile application that allows shoppers to unlock deals, price and item information from circulars, thereby making over a decades-old industry mainstay.
RetailMeNot is extending its partnership with mobile technology company Gimbal to continue its rollout of beacon-powered deals after a series of successful pilots with national retail stores, proving that coupon providers on mobile must leverage location-based and targeted offers to evolve with consumers’ demands.
Uber is aligning itself with music fans by offering rides to and from more than 60 Live Nation events at festivals, clubs and theaters this season, boosting its presence through another partnership to satisfy consumers’ mobile-driven demand for convenience.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar is the latest food marketer to leverage Periscope, using Twitter’s streaming application to broadcast a public menu sampling taking place in New York’s Times Square as part of a bigger effort to drive awareness and sales for the new items.
National convenience store chain 7-Eleven has rolled out the Slurpee All Access Chill sweepstakes contest, which incorporates the retailer’s mobile application to drive summer sales for limited-edition flavor Mtn Dew Solar Flare as well as app engagement.
Brands such as Skullcandy, EMMA cosmetics, Traeger Grill, True Gentleman and Swoob are partnering with recently launched gaming application gameit, where users answer trivia questions based on advertising content to win prizes, leaving a lasting marketing impression while driving sales.
Mobile coupon application RetailMeNot is partnering with Swirl to create in-store beacon-powered promotions as well as implement features and deals that take place while the consumer is shopping, following results indicating higher mobile and in-store usage.
As the Apple Watch begins showing up on consumers’ wrists, numerous top brands from the travel sector are rolling out wearable applications to enhance their smartphone apps and drive sales via features such as keyless room entry and additional booking options.