Samsung is hoping to grab a slice of the lucrative mobile wallet sector with its own branded payment system for consumers, Samsung Pay, which launches in September in the United States and faces stiff competition from a slew of other bigwigs.
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Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is entering the underserved wedding registry space with a new mobile-enabled service, hoping to position itself as one of the three retailers a typical couple registers with.
Dixons Carphone, a European electronics retailer, has launched TouchCommerce’s TouchChat engagement solution to ensure online support for customers while in their journey to make a purchase.
Even with newcomers to the mobile payments space such as Apple Pay, carrier billing continues to have relevance, according to Bango, driven by blockbuster games such as Clash of Clans and bigger in-application purchases.
Best Buy is driving holiday shoppers back to its stores for repeat visits through exclusive cash-back offers in the Ibotta mobile savings application.
Mobile is a key influencer for tablet purchasers during the research and evaluation phase of shopping, but it is rarely used to actually buy tablet devices.
Consumer electronics retailer GameStop is ramping up in-app loyalty rewards for its PowerUp members just in time for holiday shopping.
Credit card company Discover is combining its former ShopDiscover.com site and Discover Extras to launch Discover Deals, accessible on mobile Web and the Discover mobile application, to streamline the location of coupons and offers.
Swedish camera brand Hasselblad is educating established and potential consumers on the use of its products through a new mobile application.
Apple’s anticipated launch next week of an iWatch with a payment component will address the interests of young consumers, who view mobile banking and payment capabilities as the most important qualities for wearables to possess.