As the number of last-minute booking applications grows, travel marketers will need to adopt newer technologies such as Apple Pay and Touch ID to offer streamlined in-app payment options and remain competitive.
- Carrier networks
- Fulfillment and returns
- Inventory management
- Multichannel retail support
- Social networks
- Software and technology
- Supply Chain
- Web site development
Adoption of mobile devices for car shopping is increasing at a rapid pace, with the number using smartphones and tablets to research purchases doubling from a year ago, according to a report from AutoTrader.com.
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.
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A significant mobile win during the holiday 2014 shopping season was the number of retailers who regularly updated content for on-the-go shoppers while failures included a lack of cross-device consistency and inefficient click-and-collect experiences.
PayPal’s impending spinoff from eBay could potentially present a purchase opportunity for major online retailers such as Amazon and Alibaba, which may shift the mcommerce market into large conglomerates’ hands even more.
Chase recently said that its Windows mobile application will no longer be available by the end of March, but that customers using Windows smartphones can still access their accounts via their mobile browser.