Retail Sectors


How mobile helped Starbucks boost foot traffic by 2pc

January 26, 2015

Starbucks’ focus on mobile to help drive holiday foot traffic appears to have been a success, with the company reporting gains not only in traffic and but also a strong response to its holiday promotion, Starbucks for Life.

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Last-minute booking apps will need to evolve to survive

January 26, 2015

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.

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Dixons Carphone implements mobile chat to encourage informed purchases

January 26, 2015

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.

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Average in-app purchase value rises to $4.50: Bango

January 26, 2015

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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Mobile Minutes: Apple’s iOS 8 crisis; Tumblr’s advertising plan; Kik versus Snapchat; SkyMall files for Chapter 11

January 26, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Apple’s iOS 8 crisis continues with controversial new bug; Tumblr taps its community to work with advertisers; How Kik plans to steal Snapchat’s teen hearts; In-flight retailer SkyMall files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Mobile lessons learned from 2014 holiday shopping season

January 23, 2015

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.

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PayPal’s impending spin-off adds uncertainty to mobile payments, mcommerce landscapes

January 23, 2015

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.

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Chase Bank axes Windows app to focus on bigger excursions

January 23, 2015

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.

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Wawa challenges Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks with in-app mobile payments and loyalty

January 23, 2015

Convenience chain Wawa is attempting to compete with brands such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks by launching a new mobile application featuring a payment function and rewards program.

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Mobile Minutes: Google’s wireless service; LG’s curved smartphone; Samsung drops Qualcomm chips; Microsoft’s 4K display

January 23, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Google to sell wireless service in deals with Sprint, T-Mobile; LG to launch curved G Flex 2 smartphone next week; Samsung drops Qualcomm chip from next Galaxy smartphone; Microsoft launches its own 4K display made for Windows 10.

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