Articles Tagged ‘Wilson Kerr’


Google’s lofty mobile payments goals face significant threat from retailers

April 11, 2014

Google continues to move away from near-field-communication with a bigger bet on a cloud-based system that makes mobile payments accessible to more marketers even though retailers are still skeptical on the Internet giant’s intentions.

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Hertz adds mobile email to enhance loyalty program

March 13, 2014

Hertz has improved its car rental loyalty program and added mobile email alerts to provide up-to-the-minute information for its members.

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PayPal makes a move for wearables payments

February 25, 2014

PayPal has announced its plans to create a payments application for wearable devices, expanding its prowess over mobile commerce.

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Amazon takes showrooming to next level with image recognition

February 7, 2014

Amazon is tightening its grip on showrooming with a new image recognition application feature that cuts down on the number of steps it takes for a consumer to find and buy a product.

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Chipotle invests big in mobile payments

February 5, 2014

Chipotle has announced that it will be investing $10 million towards integrating mobile payments in its branded application, showing how the quick-service restaurant sees a great value in entering the space.

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Mobile underpins eBay’s ambitions to own the direct-to-consumer market

January 21, 2014

EBay is betting on mobile and its ties to retailers to help compete against Amazon in the direct-to-consumer space, where the auction giant is reportedly eyeing a bigger role.

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Groupon pushes into flash sales to reinvent daily deals model

January 15, 2014

Groupon’s $43 million acquisition of apparel flash sales site ideeli is the latest step in how the daily deal juggernaut is continuing to reinvent itself into a mobile-driven business.

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75pc of John Lewis’ Christmas traffic stems from mobile

December 30, 2013

British department store chain John Lewis saw quite the uptick in mobile sales over Christmas with around three-quarters of its site’s traffic stemming from mobile.

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Amazon sees more than 50pc of holiday shoppers come through mobile

December 27, 2013

Underscoring Amazon’s leading mobile experience for its site and apps, the online giant is reporting that more than 50 percent of its customers shopped via mobile over the holidays.

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Sears misses out on loyalty-building opportunity with Kardashian holiday campaign

December 24, 2013

Sears has been actively building up its Shop Your Way loyalty program into a multichannel program over the past few years, but it seems to have missed the mark by not including a mobile call-to-action in its “12 Days of Kardashian Christmas” campaign.

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