Jersey Mike’s Subs is layering up its mobile strategy by rolling out a new ordering application and digital rewards program that allows customers to create a single account linking their loyalty points, email club and texting and app logins for a more streamlined experience.
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A number of regional McDonald’s locations are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day by incentivizing customers to download the McD application, giving local educators a mobile coupon for a free beverage and encouraging them to partake in a Twitter contest for school supplies funding.
In a reflection of its efforts to maximize mobile sales, eBay is rolling out a new digital shopping destination for wine enthusiasts powered by mobile application Drync, enabling consumers to browse a wider selection of bottles from the alcohol platform’s network of retailers.
Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing mobile ordering to the metropolitan New York area this May while promoting the latest version of its application, suggesting the chain is barreling full steam ahead when it comes to tackling Starbucks’ stronghold in urban locations.
Restaurant reservation service OpenTable is ramping up mobile bookings by redesigning its iPhone application, enabling users to enjoy faster visual browsing of eateries based on elements such as proximity, availability and personal favorites.
Philly Pretzel Factory is driving sales during National Pretzel Day – coinciding with the Pennsylvania presidential primary – by inviting consumers to share photos of pretzels made in the top candidates’ likeness on Facebook, showcasing how brands are increasingly tying in their sales strategies with current events.
Mobile Order and Pay now accounts for 10 percent of transactions in Starbucks’ busiest stores, a number that rises to 20 percent during peak hours, while transaction volume has grown 150 percent over the past year in the launch city of Portland, OR.
Supermarket chain Tesco has teamed up with mobile application IFTTT to automatically update shoppers’ virtual carts by prompting them to sign up for various triggers – such as product price changes – to add the appropriate item when the specified parameters are met.
McDonald’s UK is rolling out a new sales tactic enticing consumers to visit its stores and take advantage of new Samsung Galaxy tablets that enable users to browse the Internet, play games or interact on social media networks.
In a reflection of the growing number of merchants tapping mobile location data, Denny’s bolstered its visibility across several sites and mobile applications, successfully reaching on-the-go consumers and urging them to visit a nearby restaurant.