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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shell Oil Company is the latest to adopt Chase Pay in a long-term agreement that brings mobile payments to its pumps, boosting convenience for consumers while promoting mobile rewards signups.