Walmart will be scaling back the opening of new stores to focus on improving its mobile and online commerce channels, following many other big retailers after the industry as a whole saw a surge in mobile shopping and digital continues to dominate.
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Mobile Minutes: Messenger bots’ payments; Walmart’s self-driving carts; Venmo’s ad campaign; Google’s 360-degree photosSeptember 13, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Facebook Messenger’s bots will soon take payments; Walmart wants shoppers to be able to hail a cart; This payment app urges its young users to ‘pony up’ in new ad campaign; Google app turns smartphone photos to 360.
Walmart is teaming up with money transfer service MoneyGram to launch an upgraded version of the platform on walmart.moneygram.com, bringing new mobile money management tools to the retailer’s customers.
Sam’s Club is ramping up for a nationwide rollout of its revamped Scan & Go mobile application this fall after a successful regional pilot, enabling in-store shoppers to use their smartphones to scan items and pay directly within the app instead of using the self-checkout lane.
Walmart has the potential to catch up to Amazon’s mcommerce prowess and surpass other bricks-and-mortar retailers on the omnichannel front following reports that it has acquired online discount retailer Jet.com.
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.
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.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook downgrades media pages; Chatbot lawyer; Amazon’s ad-subsidized phones; Walmart offers free shippingJune 30, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Facebook to prioritize posts from friends over media pages; Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York; Amazon slashes prices on budget phones by half – but there’s a catch; With Amazon in sight, Walmart to offer free shipping for 30 days.
Mobile Minutes: New tactics; Twitter buys Magic Pony; Walmart’s Chinese ecommerce business; Apple’s app winnersJune 21, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Advertisers try new tactics to break through to consumers; Twitter buys Magic Pony Technology to expand in machine learning; Walmart in talks to sell Chinese ecommerce business to JD.com; Meet Apple’s 12 best app winners.
Walmart is stiffening the competition in mobile delivery by partnering with Deliv, Uber and Lyft to provide grocery drop-offs for customers within test markets, in a low-risk test that may produce high reward.