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.
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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.
Walmart is reportedly discontinuing price matching from a printed circular in 500 stores, but the retailer will continue to offer customers at these stores an in-application equivalent, an approach that could accelerate as more retailers recognize the benefits.
Walmart is gearing up for mobile-driven back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons by rolling out Walmart Pay to big markets such as Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, with a national release scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer.
Mobile Minutes: Google answers Echo; Apple shortens app approvals; Walmart’s subscription shipping; MLB and VRMay 13, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo is code-named Chirp and is landing soon; Apple shortens app review times in push to boost service sales; Walmart changes 3-day shipping pilot to 2-day; Voices: Take me out to the VR may be MLB’s new theme.