Consumers are embracing mobile payment applications, with more than 25 percent of smartphone owners in the United States using these platforms at least once a month, according to new research from Parks Associates.
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NEW YORK – Two analysts at Forrester’s CXNYC 2016 advised brands to follow guidelines for optimizing mobile engagement and driving revenue – such as simplifying tasks, avoiding taunting error messages and removing unnecessary steps – instead of focusing solely on conversion rates when testing new features.
Starbucks is keeping its chilled drinks at the forefront of consumers’ minds as warmer weather arrives with Frappucino and party-themed content across social media, including Snapchat lenses.
Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing mobile ordering to the metropolitan New York area this May while promoting the latest version of its application, suggesting the chain is barreling full steam ahead when it comes to tackling Starbucks’ stronghold in urban locations.
Merchants are having a bigger impact on shoppers’ payments behaviors and encouraging the transition to mobile compared to universal wallets such as Apple Pay, according to a new report from Mercator Advisory Group.
Dunkin’ Donuts caffeinated its mobile strategy with an updated application featuring enticing imagery and a touch-friendly interface, a loyalty promotion giving away 125 points and an app pilot for Baskin-Robbins, heating up competition with Starbucks.
To supplement the launch of its revamped rewards program – which enables members to redeem deals via the Mobile Order & Pay platform – Starbucks is rolling out a redesigned application that showcases content personalized to each user, a first for the digitally savvy brand.
At the start of 2016, many brands pledged to continue leveraging mobile to promote one-to-one experiences with consumers before hitting them with a strong incentive to purchase, a strategy that was evident in campaigns from Sephora, Starbucks and more.
Starbucks’ Mobile Order & Pay will make its debut in China and Japan later this year as the application heads towards driving 50 percent of the chain’s purchases within the next few years.
Wi-Fi availability is nearing ubiquity across all retail sectors, representing a significant opportunity for brands, with merchants such as Whole Foods, Kohl’s and Walmart leading the way in terms of time spent connected, according to a Popwifi report coming out on Thursday.