American Greetings is drumming up sales for graduation-themed products by enabling consumers to use its justWink application to customize a virtual card, send it via SMS, email or social media and include a mobile gift card from a major retailer.
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Gifts retailer 1800Flowers, which has recently made waves in artificial intelligence integration, is cementing its stronghold on mobile commerce with an IBM Watson-powered gift concierge that uses cognitive capabilities to tailor product suggestions for shoppers.
Whole Foods Market is once again teaming with Instacart for its mobile capabilities, this time to offer Valentine’s Day flower deliveries in as little as one hour at participating locations.
Ethel M Chocolates, which maintains multiple stores in Las Vegas, sought to redo its ecommerce Web site to help translate the in-store brand experience online and encourage mobile sales.
Online wedding registry Zola is taking advantage of the release of iOS 8 by integrating gift tracking and Web capabilities to its mobile application.
Anheuser-Busch is testing two Facebook promotions through which friends can buy each other a beer using the social network, redeemable only via mobile vouchers.
Uber, the mobile application that allows users to order and pay for taxi service via smartphone, is seeking to expand its burgeoning popularity into product delivery-on-demand.
Social gifting brand eGifter claims to be the first iOS application to offer bitcoins as a payment option.
1800Flowers is exploring crowdsourcing to reduce costs and enhance the delivery experience for customers.
Blue Nile Inc. is driving purchases via a revamped mobile shopping app that features an enhanced consumer experience and a broader selection of products.