Nike has launched a mobile raffle system aimed at making it easier for fans to obtain limited editions of its sneakers despite problems with automated computer bot programs that attack an online store’s inventory.
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Petco is bringing the on-demand economy to the pet specialty retail category with the launch of a service that lets customers in selected United States cities get pet products delivered directly to their door in as little as one hour.
Unilever is borrowing a page from Amazon’s playbook with its plan to launch an ecommerce store on China’s JD.com to sell its Ponds, Dove and Vaseline brands and capitalize on the mobile shopping boom in the Asian country.
TLC’s Love Lust or Run is the first series to enable fans to shop in real-time via mobile platform Go2Buy and the television network’s social media accounts.
The National Basketball Association has teamed up with sports merchandise retailer Fanatics to open a new flagship store in New York and equip associates with mobile devices to ramp up in-store sales.
Multichannel retailer Lands’ End is showcasing how curated content on mobile microsites can boost shopping frequency by teaming up with its first guest editor, Zanna Roberts Rassi.
The Oakland Raiders streamlined the shopping experience for fans by using a purchasing tool that let the National Football League club’s supporters buy related merchandise on Facebook and Twitter without leaving the sites.
ShopSavvy is stepping up its effort to cater to shoppers looking for buying inspiration on mobile by expanding its navigational categories to more than 3,000 from roughly 50.
Rue La La is enabling mobile and online shoppers to sample cotton items from top brands such as Hudson Jeans and Springfield as part of a new partnership with Cotton Inc. that will see the flash sales site offer a series of four curated cotton collections.
Ibotta’s expanding cash back program suggests that while coupons have grabbed a prominent spot in mobile shoppers’ hearts, consumers are also gravitating to the opportunity to earn up to hundreds of dollars a year without letting coupons dictate what brands they buy.