Articles Tagged ‘mobile retail’


Walmart advances app with Canada rollout and download incentive

July 28, 2016

Walmart is investing more heavily in its retail application, pairing a launch in Canada with an incentive in the United States for first-time users to receive a gift card.

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Mastercard looks to maximize mobile payments capabilities with VocaLink acquisition

July 22, 2016

Mastercard has acquired British payment-technology provider VocaLink, following a string of innovations for its Masterpass mobile payment service, in a bid to even out adoption of the technology in all markets and become a top contender in the crowded space.

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Pottery Barn taps users to drive inspiration in shoppable digital gallery

July 19, 2016

Pottery Barn is leveraging user-generated content to drive sales from a digital gallery where items featured in customers’ photos can be purchased, driving inspiration and impulse buying.

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Amazon taps Line to drive member signups prior to Prime Day

July 11, 2016

Amazon is tapping into mobile messaging application Line to drive sales by starting a conversation with users that consistently drives them to its native online store, ramping up subscriptions ahead of Prime Day.

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Bravelets pushes mobile ad optimization, turning impressions into conversions

July 5, 2016

Charity bracelet ecommerce retailer Bravelets recently saw a 48 percent decrease in customers abandoning its mobile platform to finalize purchases on desktop after streamlining the checkout process for smartphones.

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Shopping apps slim down, running risk of inhibiting experience

June 20, 2016

Retailers with mobile applications that take up a significant amount of space on smartphones can mitigate the problem by moving features to the cloud and using eight-bit images, but larger apps with unique functionality may have an edge.

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Good Housekeeping seals deal with RetailMeNot for product sales

June 17, 2016

Hearst’s Good Housekeeping magazine is partnering with RetailMeNot to have the mobile coupon app offer items for sale that are featured in the publication.

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Target makes personalization offers more visible in Cartwheel update

June 14, 2016

Target’s coupon application Cartwheel has updated its interface, featuring the individualized recommendations tab as the open page, making sure users can easily access them to capitalize on the effectiveness of personalization on mobile.

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Giant Eagle soars on mobile, digital experiences in omnichannel shopping push

June 14, 2016

Supermarket chain Giant Eagle is taking a bigger stance on mobile and digital to create a commerce-driven omnichannel experience that features curbside pickup and shopping list management.

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Retailers should continue to test Snapchat, but at a small scale

June 13, 2016

As Snapchat is just now establishing itself as an integrated purchasing platform, consumers lack significant intent to purchase, but that does not mean retailers should not test the waters with small campaigns that include direct call-to-actions.

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