EBay’s new location-based mobile application called Close 5 looks to innovate consumer-to-consumer online commerce, an area that is attracting a growing number of competitors such as Threadflip, Classy and others.
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Mobile FirstLook 2015 New York Jan. 14-15: Coca-Cola, GE, Time, Forrester, HSN, Twitter, NYT, Deloitte, eBay’s StubHubNovember 19, 2014
Registration is open for the fourth annual Mobile FirstLook: Strategy 2015 conference Jan. 14-15 featuring speakers from Coca-Cola, GE, Time Inc., Forrester Research, GrubHub, HSN, eBay’s StubHub, Silver Airways, Twitter, Yahoo’s Tumblr, Deloitte and The New York Times. This two-day New York event is a must-attend for brands, retailers, ad agencies and publishers looking to develop and implement mobile-surround strategies and tactics in 2015, a year where mobile integration into other channels and mediums will question orthodoxies in marketing and retail.
Apparel and accessories brand Rebecca Minkoff has teamed with eBay to power its new tech-savvy store in New York that allows mobile connectivity and transforms the in-store shopping experience by incorporating digital components.
EBay needs to start adding more mobile customers if it is to keep up with mobile growth worldwide and hold onto its leadership role in the space.
EBay is hoping to entice consumers before the holiday shopping season begins with a digital campaign focusing on its multiscreen capabilities and illustrating how inspirational moments can be shoppable.
EBay’s decision to spin-off PayPal – something company executives insisted was not in the works just months ago – reflects just how quickly mobile payments are heating up following Apple Pay’s launch, renewing enthusiasm for near-field communications technology.
PayPal’s decision to accept Bitcoin through its Braintree payments system could lead to more widespread opportunities for the digital currency, given Braintree’s established database of clients.
EBay would be smart to borrow a page from the playbooks of Uber and Airbnb and make mobile the primary tool in its upcoming test of selling auto mechanic services.
EBay and Fandango, among the first merchants to build apps for Amazon’s Fire smartphone, are using the phone’s unique features to eliminate the number of taps and swipes between search, browse and purchase for a more streamlined shopping experience.
PayPal has begun testing a new loyalty program called PayPal Select that seeks to promote use of the digital-payments network by offering more rewards for its most active members.