Articles Tagged ‘Wilson Kerr’


Amazon makes it harder for retailers to ride Prime Day’s coattails

June 24, 2016

Amazon will once again unleash a barrage of eye-popping deals in July for its second annual Prime Day promotion and savvy retailers are preparing now for an expected surge in traffic even as the ecommerce giant takes steps to prevent competitors from riding on its coattails.

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Salesforce buys Demandware as cloud-based commerce gains

June 2, 2016

In a reflection of the growing importance of ecommerce for large retailers and brands, Salesforce has acquired Demandware for $2.8 billion, paving the way for next-generation cloud-based applications and artificial intelligence solutions.

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How Snapchat’s millennial-friendly content complements mobile ticketing

May 24, 2016

Snapchat could overtake Facebook as the must-have social platform for movie ticket sales, as evidenced by an ad for the X-Men: Apocalypse film that swipes up to purchase tickets, underscoring the photo-sharing application’s commerce-driving opportunities.

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U.S. Bank simplifies in-app check capture as adoption continues to grow

March 2, 2016

U.S. Bank is opening its mobile vault to a slew of application updates, including expanded money delivery options and an enhanced check-deposit process, paving the way for the implementation of Touch ID functionality later this month.

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Chase makes mobile power play with cardless ATMs

January 28, 2016

Chase plans to install new card-free ATM machines this year, enabling customers to withdraw funds and complete other financial transactions using their smartphones.

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Rockport laces up 434pc mobile commerce jump

January 19, 2016

Comfort footwear retailer Rockport is leaving behind a significant digital footprint, as evidenced by a massive jump in mobile commerce revenue and a 124 percent year-over-year increase in holiday weekend sales.

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MasterCard cements in-app shopping presence via MasterPass tokenization

October 20, 2015

MasterCard is rolling out a tokenized checkout experience for its MasterPass platform to allow users to securely shop within mobile applications on any device or online, proving that tokens are increasingly a must-have for mobile payment solutions.

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Starbucks steams up sales with national Mobile Order and Pay expansion

September 23, 2015

Starbucks is officially making its Mobile Order and Pay feature available for consumers nationwide with Android and iOS devices while preparing for its release in Britain and Canada next month.

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Shell taps PayPal to fuel consumers’ cars via mobile payments

July 24, 2015

Shell is beginning its rollout of the PayPal-enabled Fill Up and Go service across gas stations in Britain, which will allow customers to download the Shell Motorist application and scan a QR code to pay at the pump with their smartphones.

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McDonald’s cooks up mobile payments in China, following KFC

July 7, 2015

McDonald’s plan to begin testing mobile order-and-pay at some of its restaurants in China is part of an endeavor to connect the online and in-store experience to reach consumers who are increasingly embracing mobile applications.

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