With mobile payments already struggling to catch on, the recent face-off between Apple Pay and CurrentC, a payments and loyalty platform developed by a consortium of retailers, could further stall adoption and end up costing merchants customers.
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Target is giving a holiday-shopping tradition a mobile-era makeover with a wish list application enabling parents to see, manage and share kids’ favorite items that also integrates with the retailer’s print catalog via augmented reality.
In a reflection of Target’s growing Instagram strategy, the retailer is treating the social media site’s users to do-it-yourself Halloween content, including recipes, decorations and craft projects.
Target is teaming up with new shopping startup Curbside to test curbside shopping through its new mobile commerce application, available on Google Play and the Apple App store.
Target has announced a revamped mobile strategy just in time for the holiday shopping season that includes two-step checkout, a standalone pharmacy application and in-store iPads for gift registries.
In the latest example of how social commerce is quickly gaining steam, Target and Nordstrom are betting the enthusiasm of Instagram users will translate to sales by making it easy to purchase products on display on the retailers’ social network profiles.
Target is answering Amazon’s image recognition application with its own offering, hoping to take back control of showrooming activity while providing shoppers with the kind of mobile-enabled omnichannel shopping experiences they want.
Walmart is expanding its Savings Catcher online receipt comparison tool nationwide and including access via its mobile application for the first time to help in-store shoppers save more.
Target has created a new Digital Advisory Council consisting of executives from leading companies as it ramps up efforts to create disruptive mobile experiences that bring value to customers.
Target’s Cartwheel has surpassed 7 million users and was recently updated with enhanced social features as the shopping application celebrates its one-year anniversary.