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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During the final week of the holiday shopping season, Target is ramping up efforts to bring added convenience to last-minute shoppers via a variety of mobile services, including special offers, store pickup and gift cards.
Google Express is attempting to establish its stake in the mcommerce market with the announcement of its expansion, which includes shipping to more cities, new locations and a new name.
A new app that combines the sharing functionality of social media with mobile payments has accounted for 5 percent of volume at New York bar Windsor in the first week, according to one of the establishment’s owners.
Amazon hopes that the amount of product discovery and shopping taking place on Twitter from smartphones and tablets will translate into some sales with the launch of a new partnership that drives traffic to the online giant’s Web and mobile platforms.
When it comes to the purpose of their mobile strategies, 49 percent of retailers pinpoint driving sales to the store as a priority compared to only 41 percent who said providing a new selling channel is the purpose, according to a new report from RSR Research.
With new coupon and deal applications surfacing every day, retailers and merchants are challenged to figure out which best serve their needs, but are now starting to uncover how to better reap the benefits of customers.
ShopRite has begun piloting a program that leverages mobile scanning to simplify the checkout experience for consumers.
Starbucks’ new leadership changes earlier this week position the retailer’s mobile and digital ambitions beyond its bricks-and-mortar stores to compete head-on in the emerging mobile payment space, underpinned by its loyalty program.
With light foot traffic dragging down retail sales over the holidays even as mobile commerce continues to grow, retailers are clearly struggling with effectively tapping mobile to bring customers into their stores.