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Retail mobile commerce came close to flunking its report card

Retail mobile commerce came close to flunking its report card

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new NewStore report based on 112 different brands revealed a less than stellar average performance. NewStore has released its “State of Mobile Retail”, which is a kind of retail mobile commerce report card. The report revealed insight into the performance of 112 different retailers within the m-commerce ecosystem. The outcomes published within the report involved considering 500 data points regarding each of the retailers. The analysis of the various factors produced a retail … Read entire article »

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Facebook mobile commerce data shows a sweet future

Facebook mobile commerce data shows a sweet future

The social media giant’s statistics showed that smartphone based transactions are rapidly rising. Newly released Kantar and Facebook mobile commerce data revealed a sizeable trend toward smartphone transactions. Over the holiday shopping period, the social media giant recorded 51 percent of transactions from smartphone or tablet sources. This data included the period from November 1 through December 31 based on online transactions. During that same period in 2015, the same figure had been a notably lower 41 percent. … Read entire article »

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QR code labels on chicken let consumers check its quality

QR code labels on chicken let consumers check its quality

Scanning quick response codes will make it possible to learn a great deal about the product’s safety. New QR code labels are being used in parts of India to allow consumers to check on the quality of the chicken they’re buying. The barcodes can be scanned using free apps and smartphones. A scan provides consumers with a wealth of information about the history of the product. Several details are revealed about the complete history of the chicken … Read entire article »

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Memorial QR codes help us remember fallen soldiers and vets

Memorial QR codes help us remember fallen soldiers and vets

Monuments in civic memorials in Springfield, Ohio may soon feature quick response codes. Memorial QR codes are becoming increasingly commonplace on gravestones and markers in cemeteries. However, in Springfield, Ohio, they may also find their way to civic memorial monuments. The goal is to use the quick response codes to ensure that detailed memories will be preserved over time. Randy Ark, a resident of New Carlisle, is working with Dodds Monuments of Springfield to add memorial QR codes … Read entire article »

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Chinese mobile games are taking off worldwide

Chinese mobile games are taking off worldwide

A large number of entertainment apps from the country have made it into the top performing lists. Last year, Chinese mobile games became truly popular around the globe for the first time. Among the leading 1,000 mobile gaming apps worldwide, publishers from China produced a sizeable 84. The year before, that figure had been 45, showing a striking rise in popularity for those games. After all, this means there are 80 percent more mobile games from that … Read entire article »

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Amazon Go app beta launched for mobile grocery shopping

Amazon Go app beta launched for mobile grocery shopping

The goal of the application is to allow shoppers to buy food without a line or a checkout counter. The Amazon Go app is now being beta tested in Seattle exclusively by Amazon employees. The company called the process “Just Walk Out” technology. The Go mobile app is meant to be used at the one 1,800 square foot supermarket which is “new kind of store with no checkout required.” Customers using the Go app simply walk into … Read entire article »

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

Mobile shopping record broken on Black Friday in US

Mobile shopping record broken on Black Friday in US

That one day saw an increase of 33 percent in smartphone and tablet based sales in the United States. Adobe released its Black Friday sales figures, revealing that a mobile shopping record was broken this year. With a year over year increase of 33 percent in sales conducted over smartphones and tablets, the United States broke the billion dollar mark that day. In fact, American shoppers spent $1.2 billion over mobile and tablet commerce on Black Friday. That … Read entire article »

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Cyber Monday m-commerce is hot but not enough to kill desktop

Cyber Monday m-commerce is hot but not enough to kill desktop

Brick and mortar shopping as well as laptop based purchases are still holding strong in the U.S. With Cyber Monday m-commerce growing at a tremendous rate each year, many keep expecting in-store shopping and desktop to fall off the map. However, Black Friday and its in-person purchasing appears to be just as relevant as ever before. Moreover, laptop and desktop based shopping are still going strong. If mobile commerce is as strong as they say, shouldn’t Black … Read entire article »

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Holiday mobile commerce will play a leading role for Americans

Holiday mobile commerce will play a leading role for Americans

Shoppers are expected to use their smartphones more than desktops when looking for sales. Holiday mobile commerce will be taking the top spot in the United States today as shoppers turn to smartphones. That said, while the majority of traffic is expected to come from mobile devices, desktop users are still behind the most retailer revenue. Predictions say that 53 percent of online shopping traffic will come from mobile devices today. That said, just because holiday mobile commerce … Read entire article »

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

India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

The country recently shocked its citizens by getting rid of its largest paper currency, causing a cash crunch. As the country scrambles in a massive cash reduction, India mobile payments are taking off as an alternative. Mobile wallets have received an almost instant shot in the arm with the surprise notice of the disappearing bank notes. Some mobile payment providers have already reported record breaking numbers over the last few days. Paytm, for instance, the largest India mobile … Read entire article »

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QR code scam places hundreds of parking tickets on cars in China

QR code scam places hundreds of parking tickets on cars in China

Fraudulent parking tickets with quick response codes were placed on vehicles in northern China. A QR code scam has unfolded in the Hebei Province in Northern China in the city of Shijiazhuang. More than one hundred drivers had received fake parking tickets with quick response codes printed on them. Drivers returning to their vehicles found legitimate looking parking tickets on their windshields. The tickets involved in this QR code scam were well designed. They were not simply photocopies … Read entire article »

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