This holiday season we witnessed the continued and painful decline of main street retail as consumers increasingly shop on their mobile devices. Retailers are deploying omnichannel strategies to mitigate lost sales in their stores and move their customers to more efficient and cost-effective cloud-based, mobile channels.
Articles Tagged ‘Gary Schwartz’
I need you to indulge me on an extremely circuitous – although hopefully informative – illustration of why the technology pancaking of services with a healthy portion of human-cantered design are essential to drive market adoption.
After talking about impulse purchases for more than 10 years, my Dash button arrived to be duly attached to my washing machine for timely one-click checkout.
Investment follows banking and payment as the top sectors ripe for technology disruption.
Why is Amazon, a retailer that rudely interrupted bookstore chain Barnes & Noble’s business, now testing the waters as a physical store?
This past week, the media happily announced that Echo was “all growed up.” An astounding adulthood spurt given that Echo is mainly relegated to kitchens and has the key functionality of telling you the weather and managing your Spotify account while your fingers are full of cookie dough.
WeChat is bringing the Chinese custom of Lucky Money to New York pedestrians, enabling Times Square passersby to shake their smartphones in front of the billboards and have digital money placed in the messaging application’s mobile wallet.
Sixty-four percent of United States adults use Facebook, and a whopping half of those users get their news there and nowhere else. That means that more than 30 percent of the general population gets their news from a social media network.
Girl Scouts of the USA is building on a previously unveiled digital initiative via a new mobile application that complements the organization’s Web site with tools designed to boost sales of its famous cookies.
I have always said the Apple SDK for its App Store is the best marketing investment the company has ever made outside of the legal dollars it spent on patent grandstanding.