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Most retailers say omnichannel commerce is vital to success but few have mastered it

Most retailers say omnichannel commerce is vital to success but few have mastered it

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new report suggests that despite the fact that selling over several channels is seen as critical, companies aren’t there yet. A new Brightpearl report suggests that while 87 percent of retailers agree that an omnichannel commerce approach to marketing and selling is critical to their business, only 8 percent have managed to master this method. The report suggests a sizeable gap between the importance of omnichannel and current retail execution. The report was … Read entire article »

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Did restaurant mobile payments become mainstream this year?

Did restaurant mobile payments become mainstream this year?

According to First Data Corp, smartphone based transactions hit a tipping point with a 75 percent growth rate. Following an exceptionally slow rate of adoption over the last few years, restaurant mobile payments are finally starting to catch on, particularly in the quick service industry. This year saw an impressive growth rate and it is expected to continue in this strong and positive direction. Payment technology company, First Data Corp, reported a massive rise in smartphone transactions. Quick … Read entire article »

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In app transactions see 64 percent growth rate this year

In app transactions see 64 percent growth rate this year

Purchases through mobile applications continued to see a significant rise in traction throughout 2017. It doesn’t come as much of a shock to know that in app transactions are making considerable gains, but the rate at which that growth is occurring is raising eyebrows. The holiday shopping season has been particularly effective in spiking m-commerce use. Over one in three American purchases over the Thanksgiving weekend occurred over mobile devices. In app transactions are playing a rapidly increasing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Trends, United States

Durian QR codes to help prove authenticity of the pungent fruit

Durian QR codes to help prove authenticity of the pungent fruit

The Malaysian government will introduce a quick response code for verifying Musang King durians. The Malaysian government has announced its intentions to roll out special durian QR codes to help make it easier to tell the difference between the Musang King variety and others. The quick response codes will be used in conjunction with radio frequency identification (RFID) tech. The durian QR codes are meant to make it quick and easy to check the authenticity of this specific … Read entire article »

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Black Friday sees lower online retail card fraud figures

Black Friday sees lower online retail card fraud figures

E-commerce and mobile security held strong to protect online retailers and consumers this year. Both consumers and retailers were breathing more easily on Black Friday as online retail card fraud instances decreased this year over previous years. This represents the first time in several years that there was a drop, not an increase in e- and m-commerce card fraud. The fraudulent online retail card figures didn’t just fall slightly. Instead, it plummeted to 42 percent over the holiday … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, United States

QR code enrollment program launched in Indian schoolchildren

QR code enrollment program launched in Indian schoolchildren

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam first proposed this new method of student I.D. India’s Education Minister has announced the launch of a new QR code enrollment program designed to simplify student identification in government schools. The quick response code is further verified with the student’s fingerprint. The QR code, fingerprint and unique number are assigned to each new student entering government schools. “The introduction of the Unique Student Code for students who enter the school, along with a … Read entire article »

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Shopify Black Friday sales break records at $1 million per minute

Shopify Black Friday sales break records at $1 million per minute

At the peak of the day, merchants selling over this multi-channel commerce platform broke their previous records. Shopify has released its initial Black Friday sales figures, revealing that it has broken all its previous records. The platform, which is currently used by more than 500,000 merchants, cumulatively topped all their previous records. Last year’s sales peak had been $555,716 per minute and was left behind by this year’s $1,000,000 per minute. This most recent Black Friday sales success … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Trends, United States

Mobile commerce use drives considerable Thanksgiving shopping growth this year

Mobile commerce use drives considerable Thanksgiving shopping growth this year

Online retail sales on the start of the holiday season rose to almost $3 billion this year thanks to smartphones. This Thanksgiving, mobile commerce use became an even bigger driver of online sales than had been the case in previous years. With a one day sales total of $2.9 billion this year, smartphones are getting a pat on the back for sending shoppers to online stores even when brick and mortar ones were closed. This year, smartphones … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, United States

QR code feedback lets Western Railway passengers rate toilet hygiene

QR code feedback lets Western Railway passengers rate toilet hygiene

WR has launched a new program allowing riders to provide a rating and comments about toilets at their stations. The Western Railway (WR) in India has rolled out a new QR code feedback program. The goal is to make it possible for riders to scan the quick response codes to rate the toilet hygiene in the WR stations. The QR codes have been introduced in seventeen of the WR stations under its jurisdiction. A senior official from the … Read entire article »

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Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

The image based social network’s quick response code could be handy for shoppers while in-store. A new version of a Pinterest QR code is rolling out for the social network’s users to inform themselves while they’re shopping. The barcode is designed to be used by consumers as they walk through a store in real life. The goal is to let Pinterest users access more product information by way of their accounts. The Pinterest QR code feature should help … Read entire article »

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Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

The country is suffering from a shortage of cash as Bitcoin simultaneously makes its presence larger. A suddenly downward shift in the availability of cash has driven Zimbabwe mobile payments into a position in which it is experiencing rapid growth. This represents quite a change for the country which has always had a glut of banknotes available. In fact, the $100 trillion note actually exists. However, the country has suddenly found itself in a position of cash … Read entire article »

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